That shopping centres have become far more than they were is not in debate. The rise of mixed-use has become the de facto for any new scheme and the introduction of other use types into existing centres is now the priority for assets. Yet while the densification of projects to add commercial space, residential, health and well-being, leisure and even logistics has become well-established, many are now giving thought to what comes next. After all, consumer tastes and trends have driven much of the current generation of destinations, so surely they will continue to do so.

Three big questions:

1. Can you be original? 

The concept of mixed-use is well-established but to avoid future developments becoming copycat, how do you decide on the right mix and uses

2. Can you future-proof?

Tastes and needs will continue to evolve. Can you really future proof your investment?

3. What comes next? 

Do you see break-out new uses on the horizon?

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About Author

Mark Faithfull is Editor of the MAPIC Preview and News Magazines, as well as Editor of online publication and analysis specialist Retail Property Analyst.

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