Events

RTPI North West Retail & Town Centres: What Next?

- 16:00
Date: - 16:00
Organiser: RTPI North West
Location: Pinsent Masons, Manchester M3 3AU
Email: beverley.watson@rtpi.org.uk
Phone: 0161 604 7799

Declining sales and store closures from the Big Four supermarkets, stagnant growth in the non-food sector, the ever present spectre of internet sales and the rise of the discounters – do town centres have a future?

This event will provide an update of trends within the retail and associated sectors and what implications these have for the future of town centres and wider economic growth.

The event will examine the potential winners and losers and assess how retailers, developers and local authorities can react to these trends to ensure the future health of their economies and promote vital and viable town centres. Speakers will provide examples of recent successes where town centres have been successful in reinventing themselves and review whether the Government’s changes to Permitted Development Rights and other guidance
has had any impact ‘on the ground’.

  • Prospects for the UK Economy and the Retail Sector Mohammed Chaudhri, management economist, Experian Decision Analytics
  • Retail Property Trends: Fact and Fiction Nigel Evans, senior research analyst, Egi
  • Revitalising Town Centres: A Legal Perspective Mike Pocock, partner, Pinsent Masons LLP
  • Town Centre Redevelopment – A Developer’s Perspective Phil Mayall, development director, Muse Developments
  • Revitalising Macclesfield Town Centre – Leisure, distinctiveness and experience Jo Wise, project director (Macclesfield), Cheshire East Council
  • A Fresh Approach to Town Centre Regeneration Seamus Lennon, associate director, IBI Group
  • Joe Barratt, co-founder, The Teenage Market

Chairman:  Richard Woodford, partner, HOW Planning

Book on the RTPI website here

Programme

9.30am  Registration and refreshments

10.00am  Welcome and Introduction by the Chair Richard Woodford, HOW Planning

10.10am  Prospects for the UK Economy and the Retail Sector Mohammed Chaudhri, Experian Decision Analytics

10.40am  Retail Property Trends: Fact and Fiction Nigel Evans, Egi

11.10am  Coffee break

11.40am  Revitalising Town Centres: A Legal Perspective Mike Pocock, Pinsent Masons LLP

12.10 pm  Town Centre Redevelopment – A Developer’s Perspective Phil Mayall, Muse Developments

12.40pm  Q&A

1.00pm   Lunch

2.00pm  Revitalising Macclesfield Town Centre – Leisure, distinctiveness and experience Jo Wise, Cheshire East Council

2.30pm  A Fresh Approach to Town Centre Regeneration Seamus Lennon, IBI Group

3.00pm  Joe Barratt, The Teenage Market

3.30pm  Q&A and Overview

4.00pm  Close

Prices

  • RTPI members: £95 +VAT (£114)
  • Non-RTPI members: £100 +VAT (£120)
  • Retired RTPI members – £47.50 +VAT (£57)
  • Limited subsidised places are available for unwaged members and students on full time RTPI accredited courses: £30 +VAT (£36)

Book on the RTPI website here

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