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

    Krysto Nicolic|Senior Associate, Ares Property Partners

  • FSP provides a commercial 'reality check' of 'demand' based on actual market analysis and the socio-economic composition of the catchment which then needs to be considered alongside 'theoretical' capacity figures. This provides an added dimension when considering and understanding development proposals and one that tends to be overlooked by many planning and property professionals

    Adrian Swift|Chief Planning Office, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

  • FSP information and face-to-face presentations have been instrumental in getting retailers to consider schemes which they would not otherwise have done and this has been successfully converted into lettings which would not have happened in a number of instances.

    Roger Fulford|Director, Munroe K

  • Over the past few years, FSP's research has provided Argent with in-depth understanding of the current and future potential of King's Cross as a retail and leisure destination, helping to inform key strategic decisions

    Frederique Siegel|Project Manager, Argent (Property Development)Services LLP

  • FSP’s research has helped us formulate a clear and achievable proposition for the asset. Our Client now has confidence to invest more funds and we are now committed to delivering the future vision

    Anne-Sophie Maisonrouge|President, Terranae