York Birds of Prey

We are excited to welcome the York Birds of Prey this Saturday and Sunday at The Packhorse Shopping Centre.

Visit them from 11am to 3pm on the 16th and 17th February 2019

They will be in a downstairs store opposite the lift

Unity Photography Exhibition!

We recently welcomed talented photography students from Batley School of Art/Kirklees College for a Pop Up Exhibition – Unity which showcased their amazing work. Shoppers also enjoyed free portrait photography sessions from the students and all the works received excellent feedback from our shoppers. Massive thanks and well done to the students for all their hard work.

Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas

Whether you’re treating your partner, parent, bestie or even yourself this Valentine’s Day, we’ve got gorgeous gifts and treats in-store, whatever your budget.

 

Nothing says I love you like a classic piece of jewellery and Beaverbrooks has a stunning range of Valentine's gift (and engagement rings if you plan on going all out!). Our favourite is this silver rose gold plated heart pendant which is simple and delicate and priced at just £30.

Nothing says I love you like a classic piece of jewellery and Beaverbrooks has a stunning range of Valentine’s gift (and engagement rings if you plan on going all out!). Our favourite is this silver rose gold plated heart pendant which is simple and delicate and priced at just £30.

 

Ann Summers has a gorgeous range of lingerie and gifts and we just love the Karmen body, which comes in two colours and a range of size combinations.

Ann Summers has a gorgeous range of lingerie and gifts and we just love the Karmen body, which comes in two colours and a range of size combinations.

 

Pop in to our Patisserie Valerie and get something sweet for the one you're sweet on! We struggled to choose a favourite as everything is so delicious but this Strawberry Gateau with vanilla sponge, whipped cream and fresh strawberries is the perfect Valentine's treat.

Pop in to our Patisserie Valerie and get something sweet for the one you’re sweet on! We struggled to choose a favourite as everything is so delicious but this Strawberry Gateau with vanilla sponge, whipped cream and fresh strawberries is the perfect Valentine’s treat.

 

If your loved one loves a bubble bath why not pop into Wild Wick and treat them to a bath bomb scented with their favourite fragrance? There's also a great range of candles too.

If your loved one loves a bubble bath why not pop into Wild Wick and treat them to a bath bomb scented with their favourite fragrance? There’s also a great range of candles too, all of which are perfect for creating a perfect Valentine’s Day ambiance.

Please note, all gifts listed above are available in-store or online and product and price information is correct at time of publishing.

Art Installation Uses 20 Kilometres of Yarn

Helen Williamson has used the yarn to make more than 400 individual squares that represent the stones in one wall of a mill. Each stone is unique, with a mixture of different coloured yarns chosen to capture the shades of Huddersfield’s long-standing and weather worn stone buildings.

Her installation will take up a shop window in the Packhorse centre, and that gave her the inspiration for her work.

“The Packhorse centre is named after a part of the early textile heritage of Huddersfield, and I wanted to make a connection with that in a modern building.” said Helen.

As well as referring to the history of Huddersfield, the exhibition features the sound of looms played using new technology to turn glass windows into loudspeakers, installed by Richard Bates.

Helen and Richard are both members of The Making Space, the volunteer-run co-operative based in Huddersfield town centre in which members share traditional craft and digital technology skills.

The Making Space recently took over 21 Market Place as a new gallery and events space, and Helen’s exhibition is part of the co-operative’s commitment to making more creative activities happen in Huddersfield town centre.

The installation opens with a public launch event inside the Packhorse centre from 4pm-6pm on Friday 4th August, with cups of tea and hand made traditional Greek cakes cooked by another Making Space member, Vasiliki Skepetari, the new owner of Huddersfield’s independent craft shop Carfty Praxis in the Byram Arcade.

A1 Poster Site Advertising

In partnership with Positive Media Marketing, we have big A1 poster sites (2 foot x 3 foot frames) located in key spots around the centre where thousands will view your message every day.
Our poster sites are both effective and affordable, because they are positioned in captive areas where people stand, wait and want something to read or look at.

For further information please call Simon Grant on Free Phone 0800 915 4444 or email him

simon.grant@positivemediamarketing.co.uk

or visit

www.positivemediamarketing.co.uk

Huddersfield shopping centre features new independent street vendors in its food court

A shopping centre based in the centre of Huddersfield has welcomed three new street food vendors to its hugely popular and versatile food court, as the independent scene becomes more and more popular.

Packhorse Shopping Centre has seen its food court become an instant hit with the public of Huddersfield, after it opened in November of last year. With firm favourite brands such as Burger King, Roosters, El Taco Loco and Real Café, the Packhorse Kitchen has seen an instant stream of happy customers entering the newly renovated first floor of the centre.

David Heathcote-Smith, centre manager of Packhorse Shopping Centre, said: “The end of last year was an incredibly successful period largely due to the popularity of the food court. The Packhorse now has an incredibly diverse retail offering with a wide selection of independent stores downstairs and plenty of food options upstairs.”

Because of this positive response from the food court opening, the Packhorse has continued in its effort to support independent outlets by offering three up and coming street food vendors the opportunity to trade in the Packhorse Kitchen.

Ranging from savoury or sweet French inspired crepes, authentic Asian cuisine to a range of Jamaican-jerked meat, the new additions to the food court bring something different to the centre.

Caroline Bouchard, part of the team at La Petite Bretonne, commented: “At Petite, we really believe in genuine, authentic food that you can see right in front of you. We love making our crepes and we think this transfers over to the customer experience when they visit our stall in the Packhorse.

“The range of options available to each and every customer really can’t be found in many other places. We’re pleased to be able to provide a huge range of crepes to choose from.”

La Petite Bretonne is just one of the new additions to the food court. Dapur Malaysia offer heart-warming, authentic Asian cuisine, with Jerk Hut the newest food vendor to join the team.

Keep up to date with all promotions, offers and events around the Packhorse Kitchen on our website and social media pages: www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk @PackhorseSC www.facebook.com/PackhorseShopping

Huddersfield shopping centre opens new luxury buffet in style

A Huddersfield-based shopping centre has welcomed its latest addition with an extravagant opening ceremony which drew in hundreds of visitors.

THE Chinese Buffet invited 100 guests to attend their exclusive event as the restaurant became the newest addition to the company’s portfolio. Situated in the Packhorse Shopping Centre, a crowd of local businesses, charities and university groups enjoyed a bubbles reception along with an impressive authentic ceremony involving a Chinese dragon leading the guests to their seats.

Peter Wu, one of the owners of THE Chinese Buffet, said: “It is great to see such a fantastic turnout for our opening event.

“We really appreciate the support from local businesses and the community.”

Boasting a high quality Sushi bar, Dim Sum bar and open theatre style Teppanyaki Kitchen, The Chinese Buffet will be sure to tingle taste buds.

THE Chinese Buffet is also focusing on helping out local charities as much as possible. Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice and Ruddi’s Retreat have been highlighted as two charities that it will be working closely with.

David Heathcote-Smith, centre manager of Packhorse Shopping Centre, said: “We are incredibly excited with the opening of THE Chinese Buffet and can see it being a real favourite amongst visitors.

“The fact it will be donating 50p of every meal for the first two weeks to chosen charities just illustrates its intentions to give back to the local community.”

Keep up to date with any special offers at Packhorse Shopping Centre’s Facebook page: www.facebook.co.uk/PackhorseCentre or visit the brand new website – www.packhorseshoppingcentre.co.uk