Going Shopping 2011: Bluewater tops list
Published: 18 April, 2011
Bluewater has regained the top position in the UK shopping centre hierarchy according to Trevor Wood Associate’s Going Shopping 2011 - The Definitive Guide to Shopping Centres.
Westfield London moved straight to number three behind 2008 leader MetroCentre, Gateshead, in the guide which uses footfall, size, number and type of shops and facilities available to rank the UK’s top 500 shopping centres and provides research on factory outlet centres, shopping parks, shopping & leisure centres, tenants, owners, letting agents and managers.
The research shows the emergence of a premier division of 27 leading shopping centres including newcomers St David's, Cardiff and Liverpool One.
Trevor Wood, senior partner at Trevor Wood Associates, said: “It is encouraging that despite prevailing market conditions, most of the 500 leading schemes increased their scores, even if only marginally. This shows the understanding from landlords and tenants that long term success comes from sustained investment.”
In the same guide, Capital Shopping Centres is named as the top investment manager, Jones Lang LaSalle as the top managing agent and Cushman & Wakefield as the top letting agent. Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet tops the factory outlet centre poll and Edinburgh’s Fort Kinnaird is top shopping park.