Town Centres

On 22 October 2018, Dominic Williams gave evidence to a House of Commons Select Committee Inquiry into “High Streets and Town Centres in 2030”. He was speaking mainly about landlord and investor behaviour but it a subject on which we have much wider expertise. Dominic wrote the 2016 RICS Information Note on the subject and we published one of the first papers predicting the retail revolution as long ago as 2009 . Thus far, most of the debate has been about high streets and town centres as places rather than as drivers of growth.  So, although it has been a subject of keen interest for local authorities, LEPs have been (generally) less involved up till now. That may need to change as the wider economic impacts of town centre decline sink in. When it does, we are here to help.