Oldham Town Centre is the largest retail centre in the borough, with 1.29 million people living in the catchment area.
About Oldham's retail sector
Oldham has retail strength at its core, with anchor retailers (such as
Debenhams and Primark) and a variety of quality independent retailers.
The town centre is seen by local residents as a main retail
destination, with surveys showing the
main reason for visiting is for non-food shopping.
Retailing is focused on Albion Street, Henshaw Street, High Street and Market Place, and in the Spindles Town Square shopping centre.
Spindles Town Square
The 55,000m2 of retail space in Oldham includes the Spindles Town Square shopping centre:
- 460,000ft2 of retail space
- 80,000ft2 Debenhams
- 18,000ft2 H&M
- 1,095 car park spaces
- Other key tenants include River Island, Next, h&M, Pandora, JD sports, Waterstones and Boots
- Primary population (darkest area): 179,605
- Secondary population (purple area): 338,635
- Tertiary population (grey area): 773,415
The available spend of the principal retail catchment area (primary and secondary populations) for Oldham town centre is estimated at £2.36 billion.
Clothing, footwear and accessories:
- Principle catchment: £312m
- Total catchment: £785m
Comparison goods (including clothing, footwear and accessories):
- Principle catchment: £825m
- Total catchment: £2.06bn
Food to take home:
- Principle catchment: £1.15bn
- Total catchment: £2.87bn
Total (all retail categories including catering):
- Principle catchment: £2.36bn
- Total catchment: £5.9bn
(The total catchment is the primary, secondary and tertiary populations)
"Oldhams improvement in the UK retail venue hierarchy has been consistent over the last 4-5 years" (source: Javelin)