Friday, 21 January 2011
Monday, 17 January 2011
Think chocolates and shopping centres.
Chocolates - it's not just Thorntons these days. Exclusive stores mingle with mass market fascias and a new wave of choccie themed drinks venues.
Shopping centres - old, tired malls full of trashy downmarket crap vs. the sparkly new offers. Are we seeing the emergence of a premier league of shopping centres - and what happens to the old rubbish venues that are left behind?
Comment/contacts by 1st February 2011, please.
Posted by David Thame at 9:27 a.m.
Going green can cost a lot, especially if you build from scratch - is it neccesary? Wouldnt it just be easier to recycle an old building - much greener than new build - and learn how to control your central heating? We look at offices and factories in the South West. Comment/contact today - 18 January 2011.
Posted by David Thame at 9:22 a.m.
Regeneration: more change to keep the regenocrats amused. I'm hunting down some of the consequences - AWM assets, for instance, or bids to the new Regional Growth Fund. Will the new local enterprise partnerships take some interesting decisions? Can TIF take off in Birmingham? Thoughts on any of these issues asap, certainly by 20th January.
Posted by David Thame at 9:18 a.m.