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At  1.4m sq ft, with a weekly footfall of 600,000, Manchester Arndale is one of the foremost retail destinations in the UK.

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The first Legoland Discovery Centre opened in Berlin in 2007, with another two following in Duisberg and Chicago in 2008. “Chicago was the first to be based in a shopping centre, and it was the most successful of the three,” says marketing manager Rachael Lockitt, who works specifically on the UK’s first Legoland Discovery Centre.

Shopping centres look to more creative ways of filling vacant space

Vacancy levels remain stubbornly high among UK shopping centres. But for those specialising in promotional space, empty shops mark a plethora of opportunity.

Commercialisation for smaller centres on smaller budgets

The plight of secondary centres has become more important than ever. But with lower budgets and commercial values, in-house commercialisation teams aren’t an option for smaller centres. So is specialist outsourcing the answer?

Retail parks need to up their game

Howard Morgan, managing director of RealService - the real estate customer service specialist - questions the relevance of retail parks when cheaper items are available online.

Sense on Sunday: Retailers push to save Boxing Day sales

Many of central London’s top retailers are mounting a campaign to relax Sunday trading laws to allow the Christmas Sales to start on Boxing Day, which this year falls on a Sunday.

A new high street bank is promising to shake up Britain’s retail banking system

Metro Bank, Britain’s first high street bank to be granted a full-service banking license in more than 150 years, has started putting together its branch network with four acquisitions in London.

London retailers launch Boxing Day Campaign

Two months ago, Shopping Centre started a debate on relaxing the Sunday trading laws. Now many of central London’s top retailers are mounting a campaign to relax Sunday trading laws to allow the Christmas Sales to start on Boxing Day, which this year falls on a Sunday.

Food Feedback: Ed's Easy Diner at Euston Station

Coverpoint’s Jonathan Doughty serves up his regular shopping centre foodservice review. This month he visits Ed’s Easy Diner at London’s Euston Station

Highcross bursary supports 29 worthy causes

Highcross Leicester has recently donated £60,000 to charities across the East Midlands after raising money from the VAT reduction last year.

Burlington Arcade's six-year refurb comes to an end

The two hundred yard-long arcade linking Piccadilly with Burlington Gardens in Mayfair was developed in 1819 by Lord Cavendish, partly to form a barrier between his house and the rowdy pubs and clubs that then lined Old Bond Street, and partly to give Lady Cavendish somewhere to shop without having to encounter the great unwashed.

Social media is at the forefront of shopping centre marketing

With service charges under pressure, shopping centre marketers are being forced to find ever-more creative – and cost effective – means of keeping their centres in front of the key audiences. Social media is rising up the agenda but many still prefer more traditional channels.

Metric Property is the latest retail property specialist to come on the market

Metric Property Investments, a specialist retail property investor formed by three ex-British Land directors, has raised £190m by becoming the first REIT to float on the London Stock Exchange since the crash.

Measuring Up Metric

Metric Property Investments, a specialist retail property investor formed by three ex-British Land directors, has raised £190m by becoming the first REIT to float on the London Stock Exchange since the crash.

Measuring Up Metric

Metric Property Investments, a specialist retail property investor formed by three ex-British Land directors, has raised £190m by becoming the first REIT to float on the London Stock Exchange since the crash.