By George MacDonald2019-01-30T06:00:00
The health of high streets and town centres has rarely been of such pressing concern.
The high street has been the focus of reviews by retail adviser Mary Portas, former retail boss Bill Grimsey and most recently by Sir John Timpson, the eponymous chair of the repairs chain. Its position remains in jeopardy – more than 23,000 shops and 175,000 jobs are forecast to disappear from UK high streets this year alone, according to property adviser Altus.
So how would the ‘perfect’ high street look if it was created today from scratch?
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