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Monday 9am - 5pm
Tuesday 9am - 5pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
Friday 9am - 5pm

Closed for lunch 12pm - 1pm each day

Closed all day Saturday and Sunday and bank holidays

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The Project Support Centre is located in the School of Architecture and the Built Environment at the University of Westminster.

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High Street UK2020: 50 years of change

Posted on: 25 June 2014
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Manchester Metropolitan University is to host a free half-day conference at on Thursday 10th July, streamed live over the internet. It will investigate: the major forces of change that impact on the High Street; what change can be managed at a local level; and strategies for repositioning, reinventing, rebranding and restructuring the High Street.

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Why our high streets still matter

Posted on: 3 June 2014
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Retail expert Mary Portas has published a “think piece” which questions the effectiveness of the town centre first policy, and claims that efforts to pilot the recommendations included in her review of high streets were marred initially by ‘vague supporting processes’ and ‘insufficient guidance’ by the government.

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Global report on shopping tourism

Posted on: 23 May 2014
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This report explores the importance of shopping tourism as a driver of economic development, its emergence as a main motivation for travel, its increasing significance as part of the overall tourism offer and the keys for its success, both from the destination’s perspective as from the needs from the shopping tourist. The publication includes experiences and success stories by Affiliate Members from around the world, who we deeply thank for their contributions to the study.

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UK Shopping Centre and High Street Bulletin: 1st quarter 2014

Posted on: 20 May 2014
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The latest research bulletin from Savills argues that the trading environment for UK retailers will definitely continue to improve over the remainder of 2014 and into 2015.

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UK Retail Report

Posted on: 25 April 2014
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A bi-annual report from Knight Frank covering UK Retail property market, including the occupational development and investment sectors.

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UK Shopping Centre Development Report

Posted on: 17 April 2014
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The report benchmarks UK regions in terms of shopping centre density (GLA/1,000 people) and discusses topics such as key schemes for delivery, key schemes in the pipeline and key investment deals.

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Improving High Street performance: What are we trying to achieve?

Posted on: 14 April 2014
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This blog, from Professor Cathy Parker from Manchester Metropolitan University, lists over 170 studies read as part of a review of the published academic retail, shopping and town centre literature carried out in order to identify all the factors that affect high street performance.  

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Healthy High Streets

Posted on: 8 April 2014
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Four leading businesses, Boots UK, the Co-operative Group, Marks & Spencer and Santander, have joined forces with Business in the Community for a new campaign to help high streets prosper in 100 towns across the UK.  Over a three-year period, the campaign aims to create a network of local partnerships, provide access to business expertise, and resource High Street Champions from up to eight partner companies who will work to help high streets realise their potential.  The aims of the campaign are to increase footfall by 10%, reduce empty retail units by 20% and the creation of 3,000 jobs in the selected towns.

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European Shopping Centre Development Report

Posted on: 2 April 2014
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This report provides an overview of shopping centre stock levels and development activity across Europe. The report benchmarks European countries in terms of shopping centre space (sq.m), density (GLA/1,000 inhabitants) and the pipeline for the following 18 months. In addition to a comparison of European prime rental and yield levels, commentary also covers key shopping centres opened, schemes to be delivered, as well as an overview of the European retail investment market activity.

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Drapers Property Special

Posted on: 31 March 2014
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This special supplement examines the changing face of retail space in the UK and overseas.

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