Retail and leisure

We take a bespoke approach to our retail and leisure destinations to deliver the best experience for our occupiers and visitors

From Newcastle to Exeter, we create brilliant places where people want to shop, eat and explore.

Our team is united in its ambition to always deliver the best scheme for the right locations, wherever we are in the UK. We are leading the way with a new generation of dynamically different destinations from Rushden Lakes in Northamptonshire to Westgate Shopping Centre in Oxford. With over 100 million visitors each year our team works closely with our retail and industry partners to deliver the vibrant experience consumers want and deserve in every location.

Taking a long-term view with our investment, development and management decisions enables us to think differently; creating value for our visitors, our partners, our communities and the UK. Well designed, well located and well managed are the principles that guide our portfolio. In an increasingly competitive retail environment, experience has never been more important, which is why we invest time, money and expertise to get these fundamental components right. Consumers and leisure visitors are increasingly more discerning, and with a constantly shifting retail and leisure landscape we employ a forward-thinking approach to asset management. We pride ourselves on understanding our retailers, knowing the consumer landscape in which our assets operate, and mapping future retail and leisure trends to ensure we are making informed and well-timed decisions across our portfolio.

At a glance

  • Over 7 million sq ft of prime regional retail and leisure destinations
  • £1.5 billion total retail and leisure value outside London
  • 100 million shoppers each year across the portfolio
  • 17 vibrant retail and leisure destinations

For more information


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Katherine Armstead

Senior Asset Manager, Regional

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Richard Cripps

Customer Partnership Manager, London & Regional

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Nicole Campbell

Senior Asset Manager, Regional

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