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.