FOOTFALL in the Alhambra Shopping Centre has risen in the last year.

The town centre site, based on Cheapside, was built in 1991 and has a total of 43 retailers inside the venue.

It was put up for sale last year for £10.5m after concerns were raised about its future.

David Probyn, the Alhambra’s manager, said: “Following the challenges faced in 2022, losing two major brands, and more recently Shoezone, two new retailers have had a positive impact on the centre.

“In fact, we saw a rise in footfall in 2022, 30.8 per cent up year on year against 2021 and a further four per cent increase from 2022 to 2023.”