Using Vacant Spaces
Retail vacancy rates have become headline news in recent years and are unfortunately a reality for the majority of town centres across the UK. However, every cloud has a silver lining, and the ambitious, the adventurous, the bold and the brave don't see a vacant unit when they look at our High Streets, they see new spaces, blank canvases...opportunity.
It is unlikely our town centres will 'return' to their retail pomp. As such, it is important for local partnerships to start planning and developing a vision to build a resilient, balanced town centre now and begin to look 'beyond retail'.