Worthing

Adur & Worthing Councils

We have advised Adur & Worthing Councils for a number of years, most recently in respect of a consolidation and growth strategy for Worthing town centre and the district centres across the Borough. A new household telephone survey and in-centre shopper survey formed a key data input for both qualitative and quantitative elements.

In addition to setting out the current health and performance of the Borough’s retail and leisure offer, the outputs provided an in-depth strategy for Worthing town centre. Considerations encompassed a changing socio-economic catchment profile, clearly identified development opportunity sites, and support for a step change in the town centre retail offer. The strategy aimed to enable new floorspace to accommodate national multiple retailers to sit alongside high-end, independent and niche operators within the seaside town’s more historic built environment.