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Town Centres are under increasing pressure from on-line shopping, regional malls, Out of Town retailing and supermarkets. The Portas report has highlighted many issues but has provided only limited solutions. Pressure from alternative channels and competing destinations requires Town Centres to improve without major retail development. This means attracting new retailers, maintaining shopper footfall and ensuring that retail places remain relevant to changing consumer needs.

FSP assesses the unique local factors which affect retailer and shopper performance. FSP combines both experience and insight to provide Town Centres with the best, most realistic strategies to improve the commercial performance of town centres.

Town Centres need to:

  • Understand their shoppers
  • Identify key competition and its attraction
  • Share information with stakeholders
  • Ensure marketing spend is targeted and effective
  • Persuade target retailers of the profit opportunity
  • Understand retailer performance

FSP has worked with Town Centres to understand the key issues and develop a focused, inclusive plan of action. Contact FSP to find out more.

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  • In the current very difficult current economic conditions we are finding that traditional retail planning studies drawing on household surveys, estimates of development potential and health checks are insufficient to inform a robust and realistic strategy to sustain and enhance town centre vitality and viability. I have no hesitation in recommending FSP in providing a very knowledgeable commercial perspective in this challenging area of work.

    Tim Brown|Chief Planning Officer, Blackpool Council

  • FSP's retail experience has given us knowledge of the trading potential of new sites, while their clear advice on local market strategy has had a direct impact on our approach.

    Mark Gregory|Managing Director, Clas Ohlson

  • FSP has very helpfully set out the trading risks and opportunities in this investment opportunity.

    Krysto Nicolic|Senior Associate, Ares Property Partners