Ethical cosmetics retailer The Body Shop and fashion chains USC and Pulp have all signed to Wakefield’s Trinity Walk scheme, which is due to open next month.

USC will open a two-storey 7,855 sq ft unit, The Body Shop will open 1,178 sq ft store while music inspired fashion retailer Pulp’s shop will cover 1,550 sq ft.

The three chains will join the 97 other brands which have already signed p to the 500,000 sq ft scheme that opens its doors on May 6.

Trinity Walk is the first of only a handful of new shopping centres set to open in the UK this year, and has already signed up Debenhams, Sainsbury’s, Asda Living, H&M, New Look and Next.

Max La Frenais, Leasing Director at Sovereign Land, joint developer and development manager of Trinity Walk, said: “These are excellent additions to the strong tenant list at Trinity Walk, which contains some of the UK’s biggest retail brands.

“Trinity Walk’s excellent retail offer will help reposition Wakefield as a dynamic Yorkshire shopping destination, and we look forward to a successful opening on 6 May.”

Trinity Walk is being developed by Sovereign Land, AREA Property Partners and Shepherd Construction.

Letting agents for Trinity Walk are Lunson Mitchenall and Angermann Goddard & Loyd.

Agents MMX Retail acts for The Body Shop, CBRE for USC, and HEB for Pulp.