Retail and town centres

Retail and town centres

The retail sector has seen unprecedented change over the last few years, with the recession, internet and mobile e-tailing changing how we shop. Our understanding of these trends guides how we approach all retail projects, from mixed-use retail and residential schemes in town and city centre to out-of-town shopping developments. We know that retailers, developers and investors operate in a highly competitive market, and we’re here to support their needs.

Town centres need creative strategies to be rejuvenated, and reverse the trend of boarded-up shop fronts. We advise local authorities, town centre stakeholders and investors/developers on strategies to enhance performance, develop an attractive offer, improve accessibility, overcome revenue constraints and create better places for local communities.

In Slough, PBA’s innovative use of Revit in the engineering design of The Curve library and cultural centre, helped create an iconic building that was integral to the revitalisation of the town centre. In Maidenhead, our restoration of hidden waterways will help boost traffic between the Thames and the town centre.

We are one of the leading planning consultancies that advise on retail and town centres, acting on behalf of both private and public sector clients on high-profile town centre and retail schemes.

Projects

Key people

Keith Mitchell

Keith Mitchell

Chairman

Greg Callaghan

Greg Callaghan

Partner – Transport & Land Development

James Morgan

James Morgan

Equity Director – Business Development

Bernard Greep

Bernard Greep

Partner – Planning

Publications

Town Centre Investment Zones

Report of the Fragmented Ownership Group about getting investment back into the high street.

Download
Town Centre Investment Zones

Town Centre Investment Management

Our ground-breaking approach to getting investment back into the high street.

Download
Town Centre Investment Management