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Footfall down but vacancies stable

The latest BRC-Springboard Footfall and Vacancies Monitor data shows footfall down in January by 1.3% compared to January 2016; vacancies remain stable – at 9.4% the lowest rate for a year – but these lag footfall and sales trends. [Read more]

More out of town expansion

Following on from the recent announcement of expansion plans for Brent Cross, detailed plans have now been submitted for expansion at Meadowhall, and approval has been granted for an extension to Leicester’s Fosse Park. [Read more]

Big Four new store pipeline dries up

Figures compiled for the Telegraph by Barbour ABI show the Big Four grocers have shelved most of their plans for new big stores, with Sainsbury’s, Tesco and Morrisons each filing one new store application last year and ASDA two. Sainsbury’s… [Read more]

Brent Cross expansion plans

Revised plans by Hammersons for the major expansion of Brent Cross shopping centre in North London have been announced. This is now proposed for development before the rest of the original wider regeneration area which extends southwards from the existing… [Read more]

Victoria Gate opens in Leeds

After the recent Trinity development, the transformation of Leeds City Centre continues with the opening of Hammerson’s Victoria Gate development, housing a new John Lewis among other retail and leisure attractions. [Read more]