LOCAL CENTRES AS A CHALLENGE: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF SMALL-SCALE SHOPPING CENTRES.
||Janssen, Ingrid I.; Jos J.A.M. Smeets; Rob Soeterboek
||LOCAL CENTRES AS A CHALLENGE: AN ALTERNATIVE APPROACH FOR REDEVELOPMENT OF SMALL-SCALE SHOPPING CENTRES.
||Book of Abstracts: 13th Annual European Real Estate Society Conference in Weimar, Germany
||The deterioration of small-scale shopping centres is an increasing problem in Dutch neighbourhoods. Because of the consumers’ increased mobility and the decreased potential amount of spending within the catchments area, these small-scale shopping facilities are hardly exploitable. A clear vision on the future development is currently missing. Traditional methods are based on the analysis of site qualities, like accessibility, and of financial-economic aspects like trade, floor-productivity and costs. These methods focus on the possibility to continue the current retail function. Therefore they turn out to be practical when looking for interventions within the (physical) functioning of a shopping centre, to strengthen its performance. Especially when checking the financial economic aspects, most of the small centres would fail the test. Subsequently none of the methods offer a solution for the vacant or deteriorated real estate. Because of the value of the real estate and the function for the neighbourhood, this is a frustrating outcome while it would be too extreme to dismantle each centre that functions badly. In this paper we introduce a methodology by which alternative directions of development can be worked out, by making a site- as well as a situation-analysis. This alternative approach takes the absolute and the relative location into account and gives insight in the potential of the location and the real estate. The outcome is a set of solutions for redevelopment and brings along a whole package of facilities and services, both profit as non-profit, site- or situation oriented. This approach increases the range of solutions and decreases the chances for disinvestments.
||local centres; site; situation; redevelopment
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