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Report High Street Retail Spring 2021
Bidwells has released its High Street Retail research paper, Summer 2020. Availability continues to tighten, having fallen by 26% from the recent peak in mid 2017. The average availability rate stands at 8.9%, with only 12% of supply in prime units.
Report Out of Town Retail Spring 2021
Bidwells has released its Out-of-town Retail research paper, Spring 2020. Take up across the main out of town retail markets rebounded from a disappointing 2018, with 214,600 sq ft of lettings. Ipswich and Cambridge accounted for 78% of activity.
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Bidwells has released its High Street Retail research paper, Summer 2019. While the Oxford Cambridge Arc has inevitably felt the impact of the retail slowdown, with average prime rents down 22% since 2016, retailer strategies of focusing on prime locations in target towns has cushioned markets to an extent.
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The Out of Town Experience: can laser tag and crazy golf DJs make the Oxford-Cambridge Arc’s multi-generational consumers happy again?
Report Sainsburys Bedford
Bidwells has released its Out-of-town Retail research paper. Challenges facing the retailers are reflected in take-up across the Oxbridge Growth Corridor take-up falls to to its lowest level since 2014. There are exceptions however with new operators absorbing vacated space in some locations - Cambridge saw the highest level of take up since 2012. Download our research paper to find out more.
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Bidwells has released its High Street Retail research paper, Spring 2019. Rental readjustments across the Bidwells region have presented opportunities for retailers seeking space in key locations. Both take up and demand remain stable across the market as a whole, although Cambridge is currently seeing the strongest level of requirements. Download our research paper to find out more.
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Bidwells has released its Out-of-town Retail research paper. In the out-of-town market both rents and yields stabilised in the first half of 2018, driving improved total returns across most of the Bidwells region, due largely to good income returns.
Report Amelie Grafton Centre2
Bidwells has released its High Street Retail research paper, Summer 2018. Despite the tide of bad news emanating from the retail sector, take-up across the Bidwells region remains above trend
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The potential closures of large stores and the announcement of other retailers rationalising their property portfolio, like Homebase, will have a dramatic effect in terms of loss of jobs, the knock-on effect to other retailers nearby, the effect on suppliers, and the overall effect to the high street.
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