- Gloucester’s own Business Improvement District (BID) – Overwhelmingly approved by traders in a ballot, this will bring £2.4 million of investment in supporting the city centre over the next 5 years.
- City Protection Officers – Supported by the BID, City Council and Police & Crime Commissioner, City Protection Officers will take to the city centre streets in the next few weeks. They will deal with anti-social behaviour and tackle environmental offences like dropping litter.
- More students – 300 University of Gloucestershire students will be living at Blackfriars in a year’s time, with more to follow thanks to the expansion of the University and Hartpury College.
- Project Pilgrim – Already making good progress, this multi-million pound Heritage Lottery Fund scheme will improve the setting and the facilities at the Cathedral, our biggest asset.
- Kings Walk – Now bought by a partnership of Reef Estates and the City Council, much-needed investment in this rather tired shopping centre will happen very soon.
- Former BHS store – Standing empty after the department store went bust, rumours have it that this prominent unit will be filled by a big name (or two) following a major refurbishment, giving Eastgate Street a major boost. Annoucements are apparently due very shortly
- Former Kwik Save site – This long-term derelict site bordering Black Dog Way, Northgate Street and Worcester Street is being developed for 90 new homes, bringing more people to live in the city centre.
- New bus station – We’ve been waiting for it long enough, but the new bus station will be finished next August. Even with some enforced design changes, it will be a million times better than what we’ve been used to.
- Jumpin Jaks – This former nightclub on Brunswick Road has been derelict for well over a decade. Work has now started to reopen it as a bar/restaurant/club.
- Digital High Street – Gloucester has positioned itself at the forefront of the digital high street revolution. This won’t mean much to a lot of people at the moment, but long-term it’s vital for the city centre’s prosperity. Further announcements in October
A trailblazing combination of three key elements will make Gloucester one of the best connected cities in the UK
CCTV, wi-fi and enhanced mobile communications are all part of a pioneering project which was launched by BT and Gloucester City Council in 2015 driven through by Cllr Jennie Watkins based on recommendations by the team at Marketing Gloucester, who lead on the digital strategy for the city.
The development – the first of its kind in the UK – included the introduction of a free public wi-fi service for tourists and people living and working in Gloucester city centre. Laptops, tablets and mobile devices will all be able to connect to it.
There is also be a new state-of-the-art CCTV service and control room, and improved mobile phone coverage for 4G and other new services.
Councillor Jennie Watkins is cabinet member for communities and neighbourhoods at Gloucester City Council.
Paul Coles says the project makes Gloucester one of the best connected cities in the UK.
He added: “It’s great to see Gloucester pioneering this approach. We hope to repeat it in other towns and cities.”
Installation of wireless access points and 50 new high-definition CCTV cameras has taken place across the city.
The new digital service provides clearer images, enable security teams to zoom in on potential trouble spots, and gather evidence with high-quality images.
Councillor Jennie Watkins says the development is fantastic news for both locals and visitors to Gloucester – “Once it was evidenced to us by Marketing Gloucester that we could leverage the funding we had budgeted for CCTV to also provide a step change in WIFI and 4G digital infrastructure, it become obvious to me that we should seize the opportunity especially since it would allow us to pursue our goals for digital inclusion and to be a connected city.”
On the back of this innovative solution, Gloucester City Council scooped the prestigious Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award at the MSC annual educational security seminar on Monday evening (14th November 2016) staged at the Bristol Hotel. The independent chairman of the judging panel Professor Kamal Beckoum, the Head of School Computing and Technology at the University of Gloucester delivered the verdict of the judges at the formal dinner where he identified the multiple benefits the new Gloucester City Council CCTV system creates with a more secure environment (through higher quality CCTV) and a greater access to free public wifi along with improved 4G coverage
The award was made by The Right Honourable Lord Mayor of Bristol, Councillor Jeff Lovell.
The photo shows (from L – R) Roger Hardiman (consultant), Amy Kedward (BCC Emergency Control Room Manager),Gill Ragon (Gloucester City Council), The Lord Mayor of Bristol, Jeff Lovell, Derek Maltby (MD – Global MSC Security), Andy Kilmurry, (Gloucester Police), Ed Pomfret (Gloucester City Council)
The council beat off stiff competition from Cumbria Police, the Metropolitan Police and North Somerset Council.
In addition to winning the prestigious Bristol Blue Glass Trophy, the winners were awarded a cheque to the value of £1,000.
Well worth reading this document http://thegreatbritishhighstreet.co.uk/pdf/GBHS-British-High-Streets-Crisis-to-Recovery.pdf?2
Town centres and high streets provided highly visible and graphic evidence of the scale of the economic downturn. The crash in consumer confidence was followed by an immediate and abrupt increase in vacancies. Vacancy measured as either a percentage of floorspace in a centre or in terms of the percentage of empty property units (voids) more than doubled over the five years from 2008 – in the case of voids rising from 7% in 2008 to a peak of 16.3% in 2012, before trending downwards as the economy began to recover, falling to 15.1% by October 2013, and again to 13% by April 2014.
Significantly, the shockwave also exposed and reinforced longer-term underlying forces of change which had been reconfiguring UK town centres and high streets for some time, but which had been somewhat masked during the ‘growth’ years of the early/mid 2000s. Not all those forces, it must be stressed, were negative for the high street. The period of turmoil offered new opportunities for those businesses which could change and adapt. These forces of change included short term pressures of economic shock from the recession, and medium term forces such as planning policy and institutional support for town centres and high streets in the face of competition from alternative retail locations.
In turn, the short and medium term forces combined with long term pressures including the disruptive effects of online retailing, changing demographics, and significant shifts in consumer behaviour which underpinned the rise of what has been termed ‘convenience
culture’, to produce a period.
As Gloucester looks forward to another event-filled summer celebrating the city’s vibrant culture and musical scene, Marketing Gloucester is inviting the event organisers to be included in this year’s SoMAC brochure.
Gloucester’s Summer of Music, Arts and Culture is the annual festival running throughout July and August, bringing together established events including the Gloucester Carnival, the Gloucester Rhythm & Blues Festival and Gloucester Goes Retro alongside newer events such as WSP Solicitors Art In The City and the SoMAC Stage.
Marketing Gloucester will also promote other summer cultural events in Gloucester free of charge. Last year, the Three Choirs Festival, Gloucester Cathedral, Discover de Crypt, Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucestershire Pride, the Gloucester 10K, Race for Life benefitted from the additional exposure as the brochure, banners, PR and social media reached an audience of 1.5 million over the summer months.
If you are an event organiser and you think your event or festival would fit in with Gloucester’s Summer of Music, Arts and Culture and would benefit from being a part of the overall brand, contact Marketing Gloucester on firstname.lastname@example.org with your event details by Wednesday 19 April 2017.
Visit SoMAC.org.uk to find out more.
Notes for Editors
For more information contact Marketing Gloucester on 01452 207020 or email email@example.com.
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|Vacant Property||R10||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||St. Ann Way||Gloucester||GL1 5SH||Gloucestershire||Restaurant – American|
|Vacant Property||66c||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||St. Ann Way||Gloucester||GL1 5SH||Gloucestershire||Gift Shops|
|Vacant Property||99a||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||St. Ann Way||Gloucester||GL1 5SF||Gloucestershire||Antique Dealers|
|Vacant Property||Railway House||Bruton Way||Gloucester||GL1 1DG||Gloucestershire||Shop – Unknown|
|Vacant Property||Lister House||Station Road||Gloucester||GL1 1EN||Gloucestershire||Hairpieces & Wigs|
|Vacant Property||1b||St. Aldate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1RP||Gloucestershire||Recruitment Agencies|
|Vacant Property||5||St. Aldate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1RP||Gloucestershire||Fast Food Takeaway|
|Vacant Property||8||Wellington Street||Gloucester||GL1 1RA||Gloucestershire||Fast Food Takeaway|
|Vacant Property||3||Station Road||Gloucester||GL1 1EQ||Gloucestershire||Public Houses & Inns|
|Vacant Property||Grosvenor House||8||Station Road||Gloucester||GL1 1SZ||Gloucestershire||Pawnbrokers|
|Vacant Property||1||St. Aldate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1RP||Gloucestershire||Bride & Groom Shops|
|Vacant Property||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||39||Clarence Street||Gloucester||GL1 1EA||Gloucestershire||Recruitment Agencies|
|Vacant Property||20-22||Eastgate Shopping Centre||Eastgate Shopping Centre||Bell Walk||Gloucester||GL1 1XH||Gloucestershire||Clothes – Men|
|Vacant Property||Clarencegate House||57||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1PN||Gloucestershire||Estate Agents|
|Vacant Property||84-86||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1QN||Gloucestershire||Hearing Aids|
|Vacant Property||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1PU||Gloucestershire||Shop – Unknown|
|Vacant Property||15||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||St. Ann Way||Gloucester||GL1 5SH||Gloucestershire||Clothes – Men|
|Vacant Property||1||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||St. Ann Way||Gloucester||GL1 5SH||Gloucestershire||Clothes – Men|
|Vacant Property||79||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||Gloucester Quays Factory Outlet||St. Ann Way||Gloucester||GL1 5SF||Gloucestershire||Clothes – Women|
|Vacant Property||176||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2EX||Gloucestershire||Shop – Unknown|
|Vacant Property||115||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1UT||Gloucestershire||Hairdressers|
|Vacant Property||156a||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2EX||Gloucestershire||Beds, Bedding & Blankets|
|Vacant Property||101||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1UR||Gloucestershire||Cafe & Tearoom|
|Vacant Property||99||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1UR||Gloucestershire||Shop – Unknown|
|Vacant Property||79||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1UB||Gloucestershire||Restaurant – Mexican/Tex Mex|
|Vacant Property||61-63||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1TX||Gloucestershire||Haberdashers|
|Vacant Property||8||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1SE||Gloucestershire||Mobile Phones|
|Vacant Property||51-51a||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2AJ||Gloucestershire||Amusement Parks & Arcades|
|Vacant Property||7||Worcester Street||Gloucester||GL1 3AJ||Gloucestershire||Sewing Machines|
|Vacant Property||2||Hare Lane||Gloucester||GL1 2BB||Gloucestershire||Shop – Unknown|
|Vacant Property||95a-97||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2AA||Gloucestershire||Restaurant – Chinese|
|Vacant Property||95||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2AA||Gloucestershire||Estate Agents|
|Vacant Property||100||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1SL||Gloucestershire||Estate Agents|
|Vacant Property||106||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1SL||Gloucestershire||Tailors|
|Vacant Property||Apsley House||2||Spa Road||Gloucester||GL1 1XA||Gloucestershire||Dentists|
|Vacant Property||16||Commercial Road||Gloucester||GL1 2EA||Gloucestershire||Dress Agencies|
|Vacant Property||16||The Oxebode||Gloucester||GL1 1RZ||Gloucestershire||Jewellers|
|Vacant Property||2a||The Oxebode||Gloucester||GL1 1RZ||Gloucestershire||Hair & Beauty Salons|
|Vacant Property||17||St. Johns Lane||Gloucester||GL1 2AZ||Gloucestershire||Solicitors|
|Vacant Property||97||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2PG||Gloucestershire||Grocers|
|Vacant Property||88-90||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NZ||Gloucestershire||Restaurant – Indian|
|Vacant Property||41||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NW||Gloucestershire||Mobile Phones|
|Vacant Property||5||Park Road||Gloucester||GL1 1LH||Gloucestershire||Restaurant – Thai|
|Vacant Property||7||Park Road||Gloucester||GL1 1LH||Gloucestershire||Public Houses & Inns|
|Vacant Property||4||Brunswick Road||Gloucester||GL1 1HG||Gloucestershire||Shop – Unknown|
|Vacant Property||Morroway House||Whitfield Street||Gloucester||GL1 1NA||Gloucestershire||Solicitors|
|Vacant Property||4||St. Michaels Buildings||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1PD||Gloucestershire||Coffee Shops|
|Vacant Property||9||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NW||Gloucestershire||Cheque Cashing|
|Vacant Property||17a||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NL||Gloucestershire||Shop – Unknown|
|Vacant Property||56||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NF||Gloucestershire||Bars|
|Vacant Property||48||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NF||Gloucestershire||Clothes – Women|
|Vacant Property||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||23a||Kings Walk||Gloucester||GL1 1RX||Gloucestershire||Fashion Accessories|
|Vacant Property||Eastgate Shopping Centre||Eastgate Shopping Centre||2||Bell Walk||Gloucester||GL1 1XH||Gloucestershire||Cafe & Tearoom|
|Vacant Property||6||Lister House||Station Road||Gloucester||GL1 1EQ||Gloucestershire||Convenience Stores|
|Vacant Property||Eastgate Shopping Centre||Eastgate Shopping Centre||10-11||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1XH||Gloucestershire||Cafe & Tearoom|
|Vacant Property||Eastgate Shopping Centre||Eastgate Shopping Centre||7||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1XH||Gloucestershire||Computers|
|Vacant Property||Eastgate Shopping Centre||Eastgate Shopping Centre||8||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1XH||Gloucestershire||Film Developers|
|Vacant Property||Eastgate Shopping Centre||Eastgate Shopping Centre||9||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1XH||Gloucestershire||Bakers Shops|
|Vacant Property||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||27-39||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1YU||Gloucestershire||Department Stores|
|Vacant Property||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||24a-26||Kings Walk||Gloucester||GL1 1RW||Gloucestershire||Mobile Phones|
|Vacant Property||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||30||Kings Walk||Gloucester||GL1 1RW||Gloucestershire||Art Galleries & Fine Art Dealers|
|Vacant Property||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||Kings Walk Shopping Centre||2||Clarence Walk||Gloucester||GL1 1HD||Gloucestershire||Party Goods / Novelties|
|Vacant Property||112||Eastgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1QT||Gloucestershire||Bars|
|Vacant Property||11||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2AN||Gloucestershire||Mobile Phones|
|Vacant Property||9||Worcester Street||Gloucester||GL1 3AJ||Gloucestershire||Gift Shops|
|Vacant Property||50||Northgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 1SQ||Gloucestershire||Charity Shops|
|Vacant Property||180||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2EZ||Gloucestershire||Motorbikes & Accessories|
|Vacant Property||76||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2DX||Gloucestershire||Card & Poster Shops|
|Vacant Property||20||Southgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2DP||Gloucestershire||Health Clinics|
|Vacant Property||46||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NF||Gloucestershire||Florists|
|Vacant Property||115||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2PG||Gloucestershire||Tour Operators|
|Vacant Property||93||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2PG||Gloucestershire||Fast Food Takeaway|
|Vacant Property||57||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NW||Gloucestershire||Letting Agents|
|Vacant Property||47||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NW||Gloucestershire||Clothes – Children|
|Vacant Property||31||Westgate Street||Gloucester||GL1 2NW||Gloucestershire||Cafe & Tearoom|
Gloucester is rapidly developing an international reputation as a pathfinder for UK and global companies testing Digital High Street and smart city initiatives. So what’s leading to the spotlight being shone on this small city, nestled at the foot of the Cotswolds?
No one can deny that there is a wind of change blowing across the retail environment, with national trends in the UK showing a steady decline in footfall for many of the country’s towns and cities. Following hot on the movement towards out of town developments, the impact of Internet shopping through giants such as Amazon has left many traditional shopping areas struggling to fill voids and on a downward spiral of lower footfall.
However with every challenge there comes opportunity, and it is an opportunity that those involved with managing the city of Gloucester were determined to grasp and to do so in such a way as to put the small city at the forefront of the development of technologies that potentially could have a transformative effect on how residents and visitors will use their town and city centres in the future.
In 2014, Marketing Gloucester, the place making organisation for the city of Gloucester set out its aims to make the city the go to place for technology providers looking to develop smart city and digital high street solutions.
Jason Smith, CEO of Marketing Gloucester told us: “Gloucester is ideally suited to solution providers test bedding new technologies. It is a relatively compact city, with a representative demographic and a high degree of innovation and good digital infrastructure. It is a city that confirms with many of the norm baselines and so can provide an excellent modelling opportunity. Most importantly there is a team of people here who have built up a huge group of partners, including the University, private sector, and the local authority, who are happy to speedily adopt innovative products. By working with a wide range of partners we are rapidly building the jigsaw that will lead to digital solutions to support town and city centres and produce a seamless journey which will lead consumers from online to bricks and mortar”
Some of the innovations that have taken place in just a few years have included Gloucester becoming one of the first in the world and the first city in the UK to adopt a three in one integrated solution with CCTV over IP, Free high-speed WIFI across the whole city and 4G being installed simultaneously. This model won the city a prestigious Gordon McLanaghan Security Innovation Award and has since been adopted by Cardiff, Glasgow, Nottingham, Leicester and Newcastle with others to follow.
Gloucester Councillor Jenny Watkins was instrumental in driving through the provision of this three in one solution and said “Once it was evidenced to us by Marketing Gloucester that we could leverage the funding we had budgeted for CCTV to also provide a step change in WIFI and 4G digital infrastructure, it become obvious to me that we should seize the opportunity especially since it would allow us to pursue our goals for digital inclusion and to be a connected city.”
A recent survey of the City centre wifi showed that over 10 million people had potential access to this annually with speeds regularly being reported of up to 136 mbps – which equates to faster download speeds than most people achieve at home or at their place of work.
So what else has been going on in Gloucester that is building its reputation as the place to testbed digital high street and smart city technolgies?
In 2015 Gloucester became the first destination outside of the UK to partner with Google’s Niantic Labs on the FieldTrip™ app, which allows virtual, location based tourism information through cell phone, tablet or Google Glass. Whilst Google Glass may have come and gone, the relationship between Marketing Gloucester and Niantic labs has shown real dividends during the recent Pokemon Go™ craze.
Pokemon Go™ is also produced by Naintic Labs and since much of the location data for Pokestops and Gyms was based on existing information uploaded for Fieldtrip™ and Niantic’s app Ingress™, Gloucester has an especially rich environment for Pokemon Go™ players which has attracted players from around the region, boosting the local economy. Needless to say Marketing Gloucester, were not shy in capitalising on this through social media, and by educating and encouraging retailers to promote their businesses near Pokestops and gyms and quickly trained retailers how to use the opportunities by purchasing and using Pokemon “Lures”. Gloucester cafe owner Nick Brookes reported “it was incredible the number of people who came and sat down in the cafe once we started using the Lures”
Prof. Richard Cuthbertson of Said Business School, University of Oxford has been examining Gloucester’s example as part of a European wide study, he has praised the city’s approach commenting:
“In our research of European cities with a positive focus towards digital technologies, especially those involving small retailers, Gloucester is an excellent example. This city recognises the need for a independent, third party enabler in Marketing Gloucester, providing a long-term, single point of contact, developing the relevant digital and physical infrastructure with multiple means of access for customers and retailers, while utilising simple tools, all within a strategy for “place” that encompasses the individual flavour provided by local retailers and services.”
Two of the projects that are currently being implemented are those being developed by Rewarding Visits, which was granted £1 million from the UK Government, Innovate UK funding, and Maybe, a solution that is being delivered as part of the DCLG, Great British High Street Project. Both of these are operating within the Digital high Street environment with the aim of encouraging purchasing to me made in bricks and mortar business rather than online.
Guy Chatburn, of Rewarding Visits, which won a £1 million Innovate UK grant to develop digital high street solutions comments “We chose Gloucester as the partner location for the third phase of the role out of our technology, primarily because alongside a great digital infrastructure, the city had a “can do” organisation like Marketing Gloucester that already had the trust of a wide range number of partners throughout the city which it could rally together relatively easily in order to enable our project to happen. They were especially good at helping us work with other organisations operating in complimentary areas such as Stagecoach and Trinity Mirror. There was also a much lower learning curve as Gloucester has a team with a understanding of the tech and the issues facing towns and cities, and that has definitely lead to us having a much stronger offering in a shorter period of time”.
Polly Barnfield OBE of “Maybe*” backed this up saying “Gloucester has proven to be the perfect place for us to test our digital high street solution #WDYT, and the help from Marketing Gloucester, GFirst Local Enterprise Partnership and Gloucester City Council was instrumental in enabling us to successfully roll out our pathfinder project across the other conurbations in the county and now futher across the country.”
Marketing Gloucester is part funded by Gloucester City Council with a board made up with movers and shakers in the private sector and chaired by the Leader of Gloucester City Council Paul James who is justifiably proud of the progress in realising the aims to make the city the go to place for technology providers looking to develop smart city and digital high street solutions. Councillor James is ambitious to build on the successes to date, commenting “The world is just at the beginning of the transformational opportunities presented by digital technologies and its great that Gloucester is being viewed as the ideal place to test these. In fact the city has a history of innovation in digital and high performance technologies, including being the home to Fasthost (UKreg owned by United Internet), Amazon’s Print on Demand service, Raytheon’s recently opened cyber security division, and Tidal Lagoon Power. We are open to working with those looking for a compact city to testbed their technologies”
Marketing Gloucester is also currently working with the Local Data Company (LDC) who with University of London are developing next generation footfall data collection and reporting, combined with their current retail dashboard. There are plans for Gloucester to have the highest number in the UK of LDC sensors generating data that will help retailers and place management teams intelligently model the city.
So what for the future? Jason Smith says that he is keen to continue building relationships with technology solution providers to build the jigsaw that will deliver a unified digital, place-based, solution for bricks and mortar retailers, and he mentioned Facebook and IBM as being targets for partnership. He enthusiastically responds when asked about the long term goals “this is all about letting tech companies know that Gloucester is the ideal place to test their technologies from the point of view of physical environment, infrastructure and partners already operating in the city. This is a city where we present solutions not problems to businesses wanting to be involved and we welcome new partners”
It is clear that Gloucester has very ambitious plans to be a smart city, and from talking to those involved, it looks like they might achieve it.
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Springboard Commentaries, November 2016
National HIgh Street Index
The result for high streets in November footfall reflects the continued bounce back that we have been tracking for the past few months, with footfall moving to -0.7% from -4.2% in November 2015, albeit that it slipped back a little from the -0.3% in October.
Black Friday is the key trading feature of November; not only was it……. read more
Night Time Economy Index
Footfall during night time hours in November dropped by -3.1%, which a further worsening of the position following a modest drop of -0.1% in October, although an improvement on the drop of -5.3% in November 2015. Footfall dropped in the first three weeks of the month, with declines increasing in magnitude each week from -3.9% in Week 1 to -6.3% in Week 3. In Week 4, …….. read more
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11.2%GB All Vacancy Rate
12.3%GB Retail Vacancy Rate
8.2%GB Leisure Vacancy Rate
12.1%All Vacancy Rate
12.7%Retail Vacancy Rate
10.3%Leisure Vacancy Rate
464All Retail Units
155All Leisure Units
75Total Vacant Units
59Vacant Retail Units
16Vacant Leisure Units