How the pandemic will transform high streets for the better

Sam Keam, co-founder at zero emission delivery operator Zedify, discusses how the pandemic will transform high streets for the better With the loss of high-profile retailers in the past year – Debenhams and Topshop to name a few – you’d be forgiven for thinking the death of the high street is upon us. And while physical footfall has dropped in recent years, as Deloitte reports, there’s also huge potential for positive reinvention. So how will our high streets change in the next decade? Smaller retailers typically own a lot less real estate…

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Schroders acquires Romford warehouse and leisure scheme

The Schroder UK Real Estate Fund as announced it has partnered with Zurich Investment Foundation Immobilien Europa Direkt (IED) to acquire The Brewery, a prime supermarket anchored, retail warehouse and leisure scheme in Romford, Greater London for £162 million in a 50:50 joint venture. The Brewery comprises a 21-acre site with 545,478 sq ft of retail and leisure space anchored by national operators including a Sainsbury’s superstore, Nuffield Health, The Range, Boots, Pure Gym, a 16-screen Vue Cinema and several food and beverage outlets including Wagamama, Starbucks and Costa Coffee.…

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