From retail to business parks – new placemaking projects in 2020
We have also expanded our portfolio of office and workspace mandates. Instructed at Aztec West Business Park, Bristol on behalf of the Park’s management company, we’ll deliver a comprehensive occupier engagement programme. This has been designed and costed to promote collaboration, wellbeing and enrichment among the park’s occupiers, to improve employee satisfaction and productivity.
Other recent placemaking instructions for retail and leisure destinations include:
- In Coventry, we have been appointed by new client Royal London Asset Management, to deliver a feasibility report looking at food and beverage provision within the Lower Precinct Shopping Centre.
- At the 200,000 sq ft (Phase One) Liverpool Shopping Park in Merseyside, we have been instructed by Derwent Estates to advise on options for the Gyratory area, including wellbeing and green spaces, as well as pop-up retail and leisure. We will be collaborating with Workman Building Consultancy to provide CAD visuals, layouts and costed plans.
“We have seen strong interest in our specialist placemaking service since the launch of Activate last year. Both new and existing clients are keen to bring a dedicated placemaking focus to managing and repositioning their assets.
These projects encompass the breadth and depth of our service and expertise, from feasibility to management. They also span across key sectors in retail, leisure, offices and business parks.
Whatever the sector, effective placemaking strategies can be fundamental to long term success in helping retain occupiers and protect portfolio values, by attracting and engaging people, and strengthening the connection they have to a place.”
Andrew Sparrow, Director of Placemaking
These instructions follow the launch of the Activate consultancy just over six months ago by Workman, the UK’s largest independent specialist commercial property management and building consultancy firm.