Impact Studies are used to inform decisions to add additional space and to identify the effect of change on the existing retail offer.

FSP impact studies are more reliable than computer-generated, theoretical models. FSP impact studies are based on actual shopping patterns, as reported by over a million shoppers a year. Results are sense-checked and interpreted within the context of experience of how people shop and how retailers make their investment decisions.

Reliable, well-founded research is essential to investigate opportunities for asset expansion and to present evidence against competing developments.

FSP’s service has proved of value to clients as diverse as small centre managers to the largest retail expansions in the country.

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  • Aviva investors have successfully worked with FSP for some time.  We see research  as being a key component of active asset management and FSP provide Aviva Investors with a first class, comprehensive service which is tailored to suit our specific requirements.

    Chris Paterson|Property Fund Manager, Aviva Investors

  • Much retail planning focuses on 'capacity' and floor space issues. What FSP do is to provide 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|Principal Planner, Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council

  • 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

  • I am very pleased to have given the approval to the research as this really does appear to me to be money well spent.

    Robert Wood|Fund Manager , Continental European Real Estate