CGI of South Beach development, Blyth (@retail)

Retail and leisure invited to join Northumberland coast development

Retail and leisure businesses are being invited to fill a new development on the Northumberland coast. The Blagdon Estate is developing the scheme at Blyth’s South Beach which will include a Co-op convenience store and two other units. Work is expected to start on the scheme next year with a view to it opening in 2022 and now the developers have started marketing the 1,000 sq ft and 3,500 sq ft units that are available in the scheme. Ian Thurlbeck, director of property agents @retail, said: “In the past week…

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The Enterprise Arcade is now home to 16 start-up businesses.

Debenhams closures: four uses for empty department store sites

Last week Debenhams named 22 of the 50 stores it plans to close as part of a plan by new owners to revive the department store chain. But what will happen to all that empty retail space? In total, 235 former department stores currently stand empty across the UK following a spate of recent closures, according to the Local Data Company. That is up from 82 in 2014. However, some former shops are finding inventive ways to reuse redundant space, offering potential inspiration for any Debenhams stores that struggle to…

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Australia’s Joondalup project to turn stadium into mixed-use complex

Property developer Carmel Group and Aegis Aged Care Group are to undertake an A$100m ($71.70m) multi-generational development at the former Joondalup Basketball Stadium site in Australia. The project will see the construction of homes, aged care, childcare, leisure and medical facilities on the 1.69ha location, which will be subdivided into three lots. These sub-divisions intend to facilitate an integrated development connected by a shared public open space with walkways, play areas and a community garden. Joondalup MLA Emily Hamilton said: “This is a development that will transform the face of…

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