Main Board Director Adrian Griffiths writes about how to save failing UK retail schemes

Main Board Director Adrian Griffiths has written an Insight paper on how failing UK retail schemes can be saved.

In the paper, Adrian argues that, while providing a strong mix of uses is crucial to the health of our town and city centres, throwing in other uses won’t always save a failing retail scheme. He emphasises that the retail sector has a strong future, for a number of reasons, but that many schemes will need to rethink their strategies if they are to survive and thrive in the coming years.

In particular, he makes the case that the increasing number of vacant former retail units must be filled cleverly – with the F&B market already nearing saturation point, for example, the increasingly common approach of adding substantial F&B provision to provide that crucial sense of experience might not be sustainable – any new mix of uses must be well-thought-through.

He also argues that political commitment to our urban centres must be at the centre of any national renewal strategy – especially because only local authorities are in the position to buy and invest in many of those centres.

Chapman Taylor has long advocated the benefits of providing 24-hour, integrated environments in which an excellent retail offer sits alongside leisure, F&B, residential office, hospitality and community functions. First and foremost, however, we believe that the retail component must be sound, so that the accompanying mix of uses, when well-considered, can have the maximum benefit for the scheme and the community as a whole.

To read Adrian’s paper, please click here.

ADRIAN GRIFFITHS (荣誉学士学位 建筑学文凭 英国皇家建筑师学会会员,城市设计硕士,皇家艺术协会会员)

合伙人, UK

艾德里安1986年加入查普门泰勒,并于1998年升任董事会董事。作为所有者之一,他与其他董事会成员一道决定公司发展战略,积极推动公司发展。他是英国境内设计项目的领导人,同时积极担任伦敦和布里斯托事务所的管理工作。 作为拥有30年丰富经验的建筑师、城市规划师,艾德里安将二者技巧完美融合,在业内享有声誉

专长领域:
城市设计/总体规划/综合体/零售商业/休闲场建筑

Adrian entra a far parte di Chapman Taylor nel 1986 e si unisce al Main Board nel 1998. Come architetto e specialista in progettazione urbanistica, è conosciuto a livello internazionale per la sua esperienza nei masterplan di grandi complessi multi-funzionali, che sono i principali autori nella rigenerazione dei nostri centri urbani.

Adrian è consapevole del fatto che le zone di sviluppo urbano che oggi costruiamo creano le società di domani, riconoscendo la responsabilità che la professione ha nell'influenzare la qualità della vita delle persone. Adrian partecipa abitualmente a conferenze e scrive articoli che promuovono i benefici degli spazi multifunzionali come modello sostenibile a lungo termine. Adrian guida il Concept Design Team nel Regno Unito.

Aree di competenza:

Urban design / Masterplanning / Mixed use / Retail / Leisure

Adrian kam 1986 zu Chapman Taylor und wurde 1998 ins Main Board befördert. Als Architekt und Urban Design-Spezialist ist er international anerkannt für seine Expertise in der Masterplanung von komplexen Mischbebauungsvorhaben, die Schlüsselfaktoren bei der Regeneration unserer Stadt- und Ortszentren sind.

Adrian ist sich der Tatsache bewusst, dass die Bauvorhaben, die wir heute umsetzen, die Gesellschaft von morgen bilden und ist sich der Verantwortung unseres Berufs als Einfluss auf die Lebensqualität der Menschen bewusst. Er spricht auf Konferenzen und schreibt Abhandlungen über die Vorteile von Mischbebauungsvorhaben als langfristig nachhaltiges Modell. Adrian leitet das Konzept-Design-Team in Großbritannien.

Schwerpunkte:

Städtebau / Masterplanung / Mixed-Use / Einzelhandel / Freizeitbauten

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