AMID positive news today from the Office of National Statistics showing that unemployment has fallen across the UK, intu has released a report which show its centres’ employment figures and economic contribution .
intu’s Economic Contribution Report, conducted by Nathaniel Lichfield & Partners, reveals that intu Lakeside is one of the region’s biggest employers, delivering 6,249 jobs, accounting for 9% of the region’s total employment.
intu has plans underway to invest further in the region with approved plans for a new leisure area and outline planning consent for a £180 million expansion of its retail offer, enabling it to expand retail space by a further 40 units.
Kate Miller, General Manager (Operations) at intu Lakeside said: “We’re obviously very pleased that employment figures remain positive in this region, and that intu Lakeside continues to support the employment of so many local people”
Nationally, intu has 20 shopping centres across the UK which support over 105,000 jobs, accounting for 3% of all UK retail sector jobs. The company has plans to invest £1.2 billion in its shopping centres over the next 10 years.