Commercial property trends in review: H1 2022
Although the retail sector began to see signs of post-COVID recovery by the end of 2021, we remained cautious of further uncertainty. As we reach the ...
Landsec and Completely Retail Marketplaces' Soapbox X Landsec competition winner announced
LANDSEC AND COMPLETELY RETAIL MARKETPLACE JOINED FORCES TO LAUNCH A COMPETITION FOR DISRUPTIVE BRANDS AND START-UPS AT COMPLETELY RETAIL MARKETPLACE ...
Fewer empty shops but uncertainty ahead: BRC - Local Data Company Vacancy Monitor, Q1 2022
In the first quarter of 2022, the overall GB vacancy rate decreased to 14.1%, which was a 0.3 percentage point down from Q4 2021. This was only the ...
FY 2021 GB Retail and Leisure Report: An interview with Sook
Sook reactivates empty spaces with a modular digital fit-out that any occupier can quickly and easily tailor to their requirements. Renting by the ...
The changing face of physical retail, part 2: where physical meets digital
It is safe to say that Britain has an online shopping habit—ONS data shows that online spend made up 28.1% of all retail in the first half of 2020, a 7.8% increase on the same period in 2019. However, in the words of Wolff Ollins chief design ...
3 min Read February 8, 2022
Using data-driven insights to monitor the impact of Welcome Back Fund activity
Following unprecedented changes brought about by the pandemic, councils and BIDs are now opting for a data- and intelligence-driven approach to power strategic planning and regeneration activities. High-quality data provides quantifiable and ...
3 min Read January 24, 2022
The changing face of physical retail, part 1: changing places
Declining in-store sales, competition from online retailers and the effects of transitional relief on business rates payments posed a threat to physical retail long before the pandemic caused periods of closures and disruption. Many are optimistic ...
4 min Read January 24, 2022
2021 on the high street
Just before we settle down for some well-deserved relaxation over Christmas and New Year, we thought we'd wrap up the year with a recap of some of the biggest retail, leisure and property news stories of 2021, including some of our own insight on ...
7 min Read December 21, 2021
Retail parks: present and future
Offering plenty of space for both retail and logistics uses, retail parks are well-placed to offer convenience and experience. Historically, this asset class has seen lower vacancy rates than the GB average, even following the onset of the COVID-19 ...
4 min Read November 16, 2021
Running a beauty salon during COVID: an interview with Karis Chetty, owner of Bijou Beauty
Before 2021, the hairdressing, health and beauty category had been growing across GB for several years. The first half of this year saw a 44% decrease in the growth of barbers, beauty salons and nail salons compared with the same period in 2020. ...
6 min Read November 10, 2021
The Debenhams reoccupation update: the current status of the 160-store estate
The Debenhams store estate was one of the greatest retail losses of 2020. Founded in 1778, the department store brand saw its heaviest loss in 2018, leading to the announcement of a pre-pack administration in 2019 and administration a year later, ...
3 min Read November 2, 2021
Painting a picture of polarisation in the GB shopping centre market
From the migration of spend to online channels to high-profile closures to a pandemic driving temporary and permanent closures across retail and leisure, shopping centres have had a lot to contend with in recent years. Not all shopping centres are ...
4 min Read October 19, 2021
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