Retail development in historic towns and cities case study: Princesshay, Exeter

Retail Development in Historic Towns & Cities - case study: Princesshay, Exeter

The first Forum event of 2008 began with the launch of Focus on Retail, the latest in the series of guidance documents for practitioners. This was launched by John Thompson, Chair of the Academy of Urbanism , at a dinner also attended by the Lord Mayor of Exeter . This was followed the next day by a tour of the new Princesshay retail development at the heart of the historic City.

Representatives from the stakeholders in the project - Exeter City Council, Land Securities, English Heritage and WSP - then gave accounts of the scheme from their perspective, with helpful lessons for delegates who might be planning retail development in their towns.