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Going for Gold at Stratford City

Next door to the Olympic Park in Stratford, East London, Europe’s largest urban shopping centre is rapidly taking shape at the 2 million-sq ft Westfield Stratford City

Head for heights

Working at height doesn’t just mean reaching the top of a lofty atrium: just changing a lightbulb or cleaning a ceiling can present a hazard. So what options for available to shopping centres looking to fulfil their health & safety obligations?

Platform for success

The modern access platform is a wonderful invention, but not all are fine-tuned to the intricacies of working in the modern shopping centre, writes Steve Hadfield

Craigavon goes back to Uganda

Over 20 volunteers from the retailers and management at Rushmere shopping centre in Craigavon have headed off to Uganda as part of the centre’s successful Uganda Schools Project.

Green Parking

Until the internal combustion engine is superceded, car parking is not going to be agreen activity. But there’s plenty that can be done to reduce the carbon footprint of a typical car park

Parking with a continental flavour

Vinci Park is looking to bring a fresh approach, based on its international experience, to the UK parking scene

Pitching disabled parking right

Disabled spaces are a challenge for car park operators everywhere, and new research suggests legislation is forcing them to provide too many spaces

Flawless facelift at The lanes

The typically shady and inhospitable environment of underground car parks has been radically transformed in Brighton, where the 350-space ‘The Lanes’ facility has received a welcoming and flawless finish thanks to the Sikafloor System

Catering upgrade for Milton Keynes

The nature of shopping centre foodservice is changing, and thecentre:mk is the latest centre to upgrade its catering offer with Destination Dining, a new £10m restaurant quarter completing the centre’s refurbishment

State of the retail nation

Shopping Centre’s annual survey of centre managers’ attitudes and expectations reveals an industry that is still under unprecendented pressure

Food feedback

Coverpoint’s Jonathan Doughty serves up his regular shopping centre foodservice review. This month he visits The Real Greek at Westfield London

Rent reviews remain a bone of contention

Rent reviews are still the biggest stumbling block to better landlord-tenant relations, a recent BPF conference found

Tools of the trade

Building product and tool retailer Toolstation is growing fast with 24 deals in the pipeline.

SouthGate Bath adds to catering offer

Multi Development and Aviva Investors have signed four new restaurant brands at SouthGate Bath. Jimmy Spices, PizzaExpress, Caffe Nero, and Cake Café are all due to open over the coming months.

Lettings for June 2010

Lettings for June 2010

Consumers cautious ahead of budget

UK retail sales values rose 0.8 per cent on a like-for-like basis from May 2009, when sales had fallen 0.8 per cent. On a total basis, sales were up 3.0 per cent against a 0.8 per cent increase in May 2009.

Liver birds raise money for cancer charity at Q-Park

Over 1,000 women are celebrating a successful 9km walk around the city centre of Liverpool in aid of the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation.

Rachel’s one in a million for Morpeth

Happy shopper Rachel Ozers got more than she bargained for when she visited Morpeth’s Sanderson Arcade with her Mum during a weekend trip home from London.

Moves for June 2010

Moves for June 2010