THE RISE OF THE POWER UNIT!

THE RISE OF THE POWER UNIT!

Friday, 23 October 2020

Several European countries have now opened and closed their borders to British holiday makers, whilst many haven’t and our concerns for the spread of Coronavirus has led many of us to consider a staycation going forward.
New research by Barclays reveals that hospitality and leisure businesses are evolving fast to cater for rising expectations and the needs...

TOWN AND CITY CENTRE PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

TOWN AND CITY CENTRE PREPARATIONS FOR CHRISTMAS

Thursday, 15 October 2020

Investing to make Christmas 2021 a big town centre footfall-driver
Whilst the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic means that 2020’s Christmas shopping trip to our town and city centres will be subdued, next year could be very different as many shoppers seek to make up for losing out on one of their favourite experiences of the year.
And it will be a crucial...

THE SHAPE OF RETAIL POST-COVID

THE SHAPE OF RETAIL POST-COVID

Friday, 25 September 2020

Creating a great in and ‘out’ store experience
How can retailers attract customers back to their physical stores while maintaining safety as the Covid-19 pandemic prevails?
Consumers’ shopping behaviour may have understandably changed during 2020 to shift online but talk of the end of the high street is massively overblown.The lengthy queues that formed...

HOW CHANGING URBAN STREETSCAPES REFLECT POST-COVID 19 OUTDOOR CULTURAL TRENDS

HOW CHANGING URBAN STREETSCAPES REFLECT POST-COVID 19 OUTDOOR CULTURAL TRENDS

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

How changing urban streetscapes reflect post-COVID 19 outdoor cultural trends
Could a lasting legacy of 2020’s coronavirus pandemic be vastly different looking outdoor urban spaces designed around socialising? A recent article by the World Economic Forum predicts so, as planners, local authorities and property owners and developers adapt to create the right...

WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

WHY DESIGN FOR ADAPTABILITY IS CRUCIAL IN UNCERTAIN TIMES

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

How easily can your business adapt its outdoor spaces to follow Covid-19 best-practice and government guidance as it changes suddenly?
In virtually every sector, as long as the risk of Covid-19 transmission exists, there are very good reasons to make more use of the outdoor spaces available on your premises. For example, managers of industrial sites are...

PARKS REINVENTED?

PARKS REINVENTED?

Wednesday, 12 August 2020

The Covid-19 pandemic has resulted in many citizens valuing the parks and outdoor spaces in their local neighbourhood more than ever before. And with Manchester about to get its first new city centre park in 100 years, are we at the start of a renaissance for urban green spaces?
At the height of the lockdown, ‘one hour a day’ outdoor exercise was one of...

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

PLUGGING IN TO UK’S SOCIALLY DISTANCED STAYCATION BOOM

Wednesday, 29 July 2020

Britain is experiencing a staycation boom as holidaymakers snub foreign holidays in 2020 in favour of trips to the best of what their home nations have to offer. According to BBC News, one holiday park on the Gower Peninsula in South Wales took 300 bookings in just one day shortly after the prime minister announced a relaxation of holiday restrictions in early...

THINK OUTSIDE THE GROUND FOR SAFE MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY

THINK OUTSIDE THE GROUND FOR SAFE MATCHDAY HOSPITALITY

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Going to the beautiful game will be a very different experience when English, Scottish and Welsh football supporters do eventually get the green light to watch games in person in the 2020-21 season. Social distancing measures will need to be in place at all public gatherings for months to come, but when football supporters are allowed to return to games, stadium...

PLUG-IN AND SWITCH ON TO QUALITY OUTDOOR TEACHING SPACES

PLUG-IN AND SWITCH ON TO QUALITY OUTDOOR TEACHING SPACES

Wednesday, 24 June 2020

Outdoor teaching spaces are going to be an important part of the educational mix for the autumn term and beyond as we seek to maintain social distancing and prevent a return of COVID-19.
But how suitable for teaching are the outdoor spaces adjacent to your school buildings? Is the infrastructure in place to teach high quality, engaging lessons that make...

GETTING PREPARED FOR AL FRESCO DINING BOOM

GETTING PREPARED FOR AL FRESCO DINING BOOM

Wednesday, 10 June 2020

First impressions count when it comes to attracting customers to a bar, café or restaurant, and nowhere is this more so than in outdoor dining spaces. But how well-prepared are your premises?
Consumers’ appetite for al fresco dining or a casual drink in the open air can quickly diminish if outdoor seating areas are poorly presented and ill-equipped. Get...