Coronavirus: Grimsey’s prescription for reinvigorating high streets post-crisis

Places such as Stockton-on-Tees offer blueprints to reinvigorate town centres

High street advocate and campaigner Bill Grimsey has made new recommendations on how to revive town centres through a focus on localisation and new purpose.

Grimsey, a former director of retailers including Tesco and Wickes, believes that if the right action is taken then “out of the ashes and pandemic rubble will eventually emerge signs of recovery in every town up and down the country”.

Here we highlight some of his proposals in his updated review, Build Back Better.

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