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repositioning the high street dr steve millington prof cathy parker s millington@mmu ac uk
Repositioning the High Street

Dr Steve Millington Prof Cathy Parker

[email protected]

presentation structure
Presentation Structure
  • Introduction
  • Repositioning
  • Collecting data
  • Conclusions
    • examples

Source: http://news.bbcimg.co.uk/media/images/49738000/jpg/_49738810_3368412.jpg

repositioning
Anticipating and adapting to change

But how does a place reposition itself?

What are the practical steps it can take?

repositioning
what is repositioning academic view
What is repositioning: academic view
  • A strategy to:
    • counteract decline (Smith, 2004)
    • enable places to identify distinct capabilities and develop competitive advantages (Kavaratzis& Ashworth, 2008;Edensor, 1998)
  • Accommodating future trends
    • ageing population
    • growth of e-commerce
what is your current position
What is your current position?
  • Traditional metrics:
    • Vacancy rates and pedestrian flow perceived to be most useful (easiest to collect)
  • These do not always reflect actual performance:
    • retail turnover (sales)
  • Cannot help planning and adapting for change:
    • catchment / demographic change
mismatch
Academic/policy view on strategic repositioning not reflected by the type of data collected on high streets in practicemismatch
1 in 18
Number of local authorities surveyed by NRPF who thought demographic information should be collected as part of any ‘health check’1 in 18
repositioning in practice
Repositioning in practice
  • Local Authorities lack sufficient resources to fulfil the data requirements of repositioning, ‘Health Checks’, or even what they themselves want/need to monitor (NRPF, 2000)
  • Lack of evidence / data undermines ability to challenge OOT development etc. and to ensure Local Plans are updated in line with structural changes in retail/catchment (NRPF, 2000)
repositioning in practice for hsuk2020 nppf 2012
Repositioning in practice for HSUK2020 (NPPF, 2012)
  • Where is your high street now?
  • Are conditions are improving, static or declining?
  • Where are you in “a network and hierarchy of centres that is resilient to anticipated future economic changes”?
  • Where town centres are in decline are local planning authorities planning positively for their future to encourage economic activity?
vital and viable town centres urbed ppg6 etc
Vital and Viable Town Centres (URBED, PPG6 etc)
  • Pedestrian footfall
  • Diversity of uses and change
  • Quality of built environment
  • Recent and proposed investment
  • Accessibility
  • Attitudes and perceptions
  • Retailer representation and demand
  • Commercial yields and retail rents
  • Vacancy rates
  • Cultural and social events
  • Leisure and cultural facilities
  • Town centre residential population
  • Employment in the town centre
  • Street safety
  • Sense of place
collecting data audit
Collecting data: audit
  • What data have you got?
  • Who has got data?
  • What data should you have?
  • Where do you access data?
  • Do you have the skills to access the data
  • What do you do with data?

In-house

In partnership

Freely available

Commercially available

slide15

Not worth it!

Get on with it!

Forget it!

Live with it!

consultation vitality and viability factors
Consultation: vitality and viability factors
  • ACTIVITY HOURS
  • APPEARANCE
  • RETAILERS
  • VISION&STRATEGY
  • EXPERIENCE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MERCHANDISE
  • NECESSITIES
  • NETWORKS & PARTNERSHIPS WITH COUNCIL
  • DIVERSITY
  • WALKING
  • ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE
  • ATTRACTIVENESS
  • PLACE ASSURANCE
  • ACCESSIBLE
  • PLACE MARKETING
  • RECREATIONAL SPACE
  • LIVEABLE
  • ADAPTABILITY
consultation repositioning factors
Consultation: repositioning factors
  • Opening hours
  • Shopping hours
  • Evening / Morning economy
  • Market Rasen servicing needs of commuters
  • ACTIVITY HOURS
  • APPEARANCE
  • RETAILERS
  • VISION&STRATEGY
  • EXPERIENCE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MERCHANDISE
  • NECESSITIES
  • NETWORKS & PARTNERSHIPS WITH COUNCIL
  • DIVERSITY
  • WALKING
  • ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE
  • ATTRACTIVENESS
  • PLACE ASSURANCE
  • ACCESSIBLE
  • PLACE MARKETING
  • RECREATIONAL SPACE
  • LIVEABLE
  • ADAPTABILITY
consultation repositioning factors1
Consultation: repositioning factors
  • Retailer offer
  • Retailer representation
  • Holmfirth trying to attract younger people to work in the centre
  • ACTIVITY HOURS
  • APPEARANCE
  • RETAILERS
  • VISION&STRATEGY
  • EXPERIENCE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MERCHANDISE
  • NECESSITIES
  • NETWORKS & PARTNERSHIPS WITH COUNCIL
  • DIVERSITY
  • WALKING
  • ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE
  • ATTRACTIVENESS
  • PLACE ASSURANCE
  • ACCESSIBLE
  • PLACE MARKETING
  • RECREATIONAL SPACE
  • LIVEABLE
  • ADAPTABILITY
consultation repositioning factors2
Consultation: repositioning factors
  • ACTIVITY HOURS
  • APPEARANCE
  • RETAILERS
  • VISION&STRATEGY
  • EXPERIENCE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MERCHANDISE
  • NECESSITIES
  • NETWORKS & PARTNERSHIPS WITH COUNCIL
  • DIVERSITY
  • WALKING
  • ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE
  • ATTRACTIVENESS
  • PLACE ASSURANCE
  • ACCESSIBLE
  • PLACE MARKETING
  • RECREATIONAL SPACE
  • LIVEABLE
  • ADAPTABILITY
  • Range and quality of goods or assortments
  • Ballymena moving to a visitor economy – existing retailers providing merchandise to service tourist demand
consultation repositioning factors3
Consultation: repositioning factors
  • Multi/mono-functional high streets
  • Connectivity
  • Liveability
  • Walkability
  • Altrincham repurposing historic built environment
  • ACTIVITY HOURS
  • APPEARANCE
  • RETAILERS
  • VISION&STRATEGY
  • EXPERIENCE
  • MANAGEMENT
  • MERCHANDISE
  • NECESSITIES
  • NETWORKS & PARTNERSHIPS WITH COUNCIL
  • DIVERSITY
  • WALKING
  • ENTERTAINMENT AND LEISURE
  • ATTRACTIVENESS
  • PLACE ASSURANCE
  • ACCESSIBLE
  • PLACE MARKETING
  • RECREATIONAL SPACE
  • LIVEABLE
  • ADAPTABILITY
repositioning evidence and data
Repositioning: evidence and data
  • Merchandise
    • Working with existing business to adapt
  • Activity hours
    • Business owners
    • Deliveries
  • Retailers:
    • Attract new entrants
    • Removing barriers to entry
  • Liveability
    • Planning, property owners
    • Conservation
    • Vision/leadership
conclusion places need to
Conclusion: places need to…
  • Understanding their customers
  • Understand their catchment more effectively
  • Understand how demographic and other trends will impact on their centre
  • And so ….
example key catchment stats
Income

Age

Education

Car ownership

Employment

Example: key catchment stats
key demographic indicators
Key demographic indicators
  • Neighbourhood LSOA/MSOA

Primary Catchment

Secondary Catchment 5kms

Tertiary Catchment 10-20kms

Outer Catchment

  • Ward/LA
  • Sub-regional/county level
  • Regional/national
slide25

2008 Small Area Estimates – Income (ONS)

http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/HTMLDocs/incomeestimates.html

slide26

Congleton

Alsager

slide27

Congleton

Alsager

calls to action
Useful links

Help and training as part of the project

Workshops through IPM Masterclass in Place Intelligence

Calls to action
masterclass in place intelligence and forecasting
Masterclassin place intelligence and forecasting
  • Collation, evaluation and analysis of place related secondary data.
  • Production of meaningful information from secondary data
  • Synthesising (displaying) data and dissemination
  • Forecasting
  • Modelling and scenario planning
  • http://www.business.mmu.ac.uk/crpcc/executive-education.php
useful links
Useful links
  • Index of Multiple Deprivation
    • https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/english-indices-of-deprivation
  • Neighbourhood Statistics
    • http://www.neighbourhood.statistics.gov.uk/dissemination/
  • Minimum Distance to Services
    • https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/246458/OA_2012.csv/preview
  • Historic Census data
    • http://casweb.mimas.ac.uk/
  • UK Crime Stats
    • http://www.ukcrimestats.com/
free mapping opensource stack
Free Mapping Opensource Stack
  • http://postgis.net/
  • http://www.qgis.org/en/site/
  • Boundary data
  • http://saspac.org/2012/10/30/2011-census-boundaries-spatial-data-and-lookups/
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