Fresh initiative to provide some strategic solutions?

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Posted in:Corporate and Commercial, HR and Employment|June 25, 2013 | Join the mailing list

In our
article dated 14 June
we touched on the need for some new thinking about the way forward for our High Streets.

Last week the
reported on a new initiative being masterminded by the former chief executive of Wickes and Iceland, Bill Grimsey, to look again at what is happening to them:

 Read the full story here – BBC: Former Wickes boss lays out vision for High Street

As reported by the BBC, Mr Grimsey is concerned that it is wrong to focus on retail as the dominant component saying that "town centres need a "complete solution", encompassing health, education, housing and leisure among other things" to succeed.

The backing from such a high profile name is to be welcomed. Whilst we wait to see what impact this will have, a wider debate about how we use our Town Centres is timely.

For more information about any of the above or for practical commercial advice on this or any other aspect of property law, please contact
Ian Barker of the Berg Property Team on 0161 833 9211 or email him at

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