Rethinking Southampton and town centre futures


Lowe, Michelle (2007) Rethinking Southampton and town centre futures. International Journal of Retail & Distribution Management, 35, (8), 639-646. (doi:10.1108/09590550710758621).

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Purpose - Designed to update research work carried out in the early 2000s on the development and impacts of Southampton's West Quay retail development on the urban milieu of the city.

Design/methodology/approach - Summarises the findings of detailed research work carried out at West Quay over a five year period.

Findings - Suggests that developments that have taken place at West Quay have been overwhelmingly positive for the city and that, as such, the Southampton example supports the case for retail-led urban regeneration.

Practical implications - Southampton's position - as one of the first cities in the UK to embark on a city centre retail-led regeneration scheme - finds it extremely well-placed to provide important lessons to other local authorities currently in the process of developing large-scale retail developments in their city centres.

Originality/value - This paper updates a detailed study of the history and development of the West Quay retail scheme in the city of Southampton. It seeks to draw a series of wider conclusions from the case and is offered in the spirit of generating debate on this issue.

Item Type: Article
ISSNs: 0959-0552 (print)
Keywords: regeneration, retailing, shopping centres, united kingdom, urban centres
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HB Economic Theory
H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
H Social Sciences > HF Commerce
Divisions: University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Management
ePrint ID: 183235
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2011 15:51
Last Modified: 27 Mar 2014 19:38
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/183235

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