Retail-led Regeneration: Why it matters to our communities

This research into the social impacts of retail-led regeneration was commissioned by BITC and the British Council of Shopping Centres and carried out by global real estate advisors DTZ.

This report identifies the wider benefits of retail developments, including economic growth, job creation and opportunities, quality of life for local communities such as improved public space and neighbourhood areas, new housing, increased civic pride and community cohesion.

Retail-led regeneration is an important mechanism to revitalise communities by providing jobs, promoting economic growth and creating attractive places to draw people into an area. It also has an important role to play in place-making as an element of wider urban regeneration.