White Rose Shopping Centre celebrates 20 years with birthday bonanza

The White Rose Shopping Centre celebrated its 20th birthday with a bang at the weekend with plenty of special entertainment, offers, bloggers' fashion inspiration, and surprise treats for shoppers.

Tuesday, 28th March 2017, 1:55 pm
Updated Saturday, 8th April 2017, 10:30 pm

In celebration of the opening its doors on March 25 1997, White Rose hosted a centre-wide street party inviting shoppers to laugh out loud at amusing and awesome entertainment, plus fill up on sweets at its one-day-only free pick and mix stands.

Top Leeds bloggers also displayed their favourite fashion looks for just £97 each to celebrate 1997, visitors enjoyed a uniquely 1997-inspired playlist, and hashtag printers allowed visitors to take home a memento of the day.

A special logo for the occasion was created by 10-year-old Alfred of Asquith Primary School, which was displayed on bunting and flags around the centre.

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White Rose’s 20th birthday marks an exciting time for the centre, with the upcoming opening of its new leisure extension which includes six new restaurants and an 11-screen IMAX Cineworld multiplex, plus fashion and homeware retailer Next’s £6 million investment into the centre for the opening of its flagship Yorkshire store.

Steven Foster, General Manager of White Rose Shopping Centre, said: “We’re thrilled to be celebrating 20 years of White Rose, and what better way to mark the occasion than with a weekend full of fun with our local community?

“We’ve been proud to offer something for everyone under our roof for these two decades, and the opening of our new leisure extension will provide even more choice for visitors. Here’s to the next 20 years of White Rose.”