London Borough of Brent

Our team were instructed by the London Borough of Brent to prepare a borough wide Retail and Leisure Needs Study. The project brief recognised the modern day challenges to town centres including omni channel shopping and changes to how people spend their leisure time. The Council acknowledged the diversification of town centres, and instructed us to take account of these trends and synergies with their Employment and Strategic Housing Assessments.

The study provided advice on shaping the future role of Brent’s seventeen town centres and identified the quantum and phasing of different types of retail and leisure uses to support the changing needs and lifestyles of the existing and new population. Outputs advised on the potential future designation of existing retail centres in the hierarchy.