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Maintaining standards

With service charges under intense pressure centre managers are looking for more efficient ways to procure essential services.

Making the best of hard times

The retail leasing market is showing signs of life despite Ireland’s economic woes.

Looking to the future

Having celebrated its 25th anniversary last year, Cheltenham town centre’s 180,000-sq ft Regent Arcade is looking to the future. And a major redevelopment is on the cards.

What do shoppers say?

In June 2011 ROI Team polled more than 100 shoppers in The Square, Birmingham about their attitudes towards anti-social behaviour in shopping centres.

The seagull solution

Rentokil was recently appointed by the White Rose Centre in Rhyl, Denbighshire, to help it manage a rapidly escalating seagull problem in its
car park.

Developers defer starting on site

The next two years will see the lowest level of shopping centre completions in 50 years, according to Colliers’ Midsummer Retail Report.

The great outdoors

Centres are learning how to turn outdoor areas into profit centres with well-planned summer events.

Destination by design

The architecture of the UK’s retail destinations has undergone a fundamental change the last 20 years according to those who have been at the design coalface, writes Sean Kelly.

Ocean Teminal, Leith

Edinburgh waterfront’s Ocean Terminal opened in October 2001.

Touchwood, Solihull

Lend Lease’s 650,000 sq ft Touchwood retail and leisure scheme opened in Solihull on September 5 2001 – and according to Shopping Centre (complete with headline ‘Touchwood touches down’) it received a warm welcome from visitors and retailer. 

Talking scents

Air sterilisers are increasingly used to create a welcoming environment.