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Merrion Centre Strengthens Team With Key Hire

New Area Operations Manager Joins Flagship Scheme

Leeds Merrion Centre, the iconic mixed-use scheme owned by leading property investment and car parking operator Town Centre Securities PLC (TCS), is pleased to announce a key appointment, reinforcing the Centre’s commitment to service excellence.

Katrina Townsend is set to join the Merrion Centre as Area Operations Manager from August.

In her new role, she will oversee the experienced Merrion Estate facilities and security team, ensuring the smooth running of Leeds’ most renowned shopping centre that welcomed an impressive 8.9 million internal visitors in 2023 and saw an influx of new and exciting brands.

With over 15 years of experience managing a diverse portfolio of buildings, Katrina will manage the 1 million sq.ft scheme comprising retail and leisure units, offices and a multi-storey CitiPark car park.

Her extensive expertise in property management will be instrumental in driving the continued success and development of the Merrion Centre, which also celebrates its 60th anniversary this year.

Expressing her enthusiasm, Katrina said,

“I am thrilled to be joining TCS and taking on the role of Area Operations Manager for the Merrion Centre.

“This is an exciting time, and I look forward to contributing to its ongoing success, working with such a dedicated team, and being part of its ongoing growth and innovation.”

Charles Newman, Associate Director at TCS, shared his excitement about the new addition to the team,

“We are delighted to welcome Katrina to the TCS family. Her extensive experience, dedication to excellence, and proven track record align perfectly with our commitment to delivering outstanding results.

“Katrina’s expertise will be invaluable as we continue to drive the success of our projects and further enhance our reputation as a leader within the property industry.”