There’s a feel good factor at The Cornerhouse in Nottingham as the heatwave and The Ashes bring in thousands of extra visitors.

Last week, at the city’s premier leisure and entertainment complex, footfall rocketed by over 20,000 on the same period last year.

From Monday 8 to Sunday 14 July, visitor numbers reached nearly 182,000 in comparison to 161,000 last year.

Suzanne Green, centre manager at The Cornerhouse said: “It’s been a fantastic week. As the temperature continued to rise, our outside areas on Forman Street and Trinity Square and Rocket’s roof top terrace, attracted thousands of people.

“The Ashes also had a positive impact on customer numbers with cricket fans dining and drinking in our bars and restaurants. We even spotted some of the England players in a few of our venues.”

Suzanne added: “This week is generally not a busy one, as it’s just before the school holidays and its mid-month, which means for many pay day is far away. It’s a shame we can’t have The Ashes and the hot weather every year.”

Nick Revill is general manager at Rocket@Saltwater, located on the third floor of The Cornerhouse and his team have been rushed off their feet.

He said: “We had one of our busiest ever Saturdays on record, and the week was up 34% on last year’s figures. There was a really great atmosphere in the new outside bar where the England team celebrated their win here on Sunday night.”

Over the school holidays, The Cornerhouse will be welcoming the whole family to the venue with a variety of offers and events for the summer.

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