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Start Up Street Presentation at Community Services Event

Start Up Street Presentation at Community Services Event

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  • 1. START UP STREET WALLACE AREA FORUM 24 th November 2011
  • 2. SUMMARY
    • Background to high street issues
    • Examples of drivers of change, But Only Some!!
    • Potential future – Diversity of offer
    • Stirling (Not all bad news)
    • King Street (A pocket of concern)
    • Start Up Street (opportunities and barriers)
    • Start Up Street Programme
  • 3. HIGH STREET ISSUES UK High Street faces more closures as retail sales slide The Gauardian 2011 Britain's Clone Towns The Independent 2010 UK High Street faces more than 26,500 shop closures by 2015 ( BDO ) The Telegraph 2010 More than 50% of UK Adults now shop online Internet retailing 2010 15,400 Fashion Shops 2,300 Bar + Restaurants 1,500 Furnishing Retailers
  • 4. KEY DRIVERS OF CHANGE – Only Examples
    • Planning + Transport constraints
            • Speed of Access
            • Additional Costs
    • Property costs
            • Upward Only Rent Reviews
            • Business Rates revaluation
    • Increased regulation
            • “ Regulation has a disproportional impact on the profitability and longevity of Small Business” (FSB)
    • Increased choice i.e. Internet, Catalogues, Home Delivery
    • Changes in working patterns
    • Change in demographics
    • Access to competition increased
  • 5. DIVERSITY OF THE OFFER In the future town centres may need to evolve and their role might not necessarily be retail led, with a greater consideration on the other uses identified within SPP such as leisure, entertainment, residential, business, cultural and community uses. The focus should be on promoting the individuality of centres in order to provide a unique selling point capable of competing with the often bland nature of many other locations. GVA Grumley Scottish Town Centres, Nov 2011
  • 6. Stirling Vacancy Rates Retail Ranking + Survey Date: October 2011 44.6% National(UK) 59.0% Scotland 40% Stirling % That are Independents 11.1% National (UK) 9.6% Scotland 7.2% Stirling % Vacant ground floor units ATCM – Springboard Vacancy Rate Survey
  • 7. VENUE SCORE 2011 (SCOTLAND RANKING) Irvine Cumbernauld Glenrothes Dumfries Kilmarnock Greenock Dundee Paisley Livingston Falkirk Perth Aberdeen Dunfermline Ayr Inverness Edinburgh KIrkcaldy East Kilbride Stirling Glasgow 11 - 12 9 - 10 6 - 8 1- 5
  • 8. CITY CENTRE MANAGEMENT BREAKDOWN OF SHOPS PER STREET & VACANCIES THEREIN AT 30th September 2011 A POCKET OF CONCERN
  • 9.  
  • 10. CONCERNS EVIDENCED
    • Visioning Exercise (LDP)
    • City Game
    • UIB
    • Lynn Jones Research
    • Resident Survey
    • Investors
    • Businesses
  • 11. START UP STREET
    • OPPORTUNITIES
    • Vacant space
    • Create a better environment
    • Stimulate a sense to place
    • Avoiding waste of assets
    • Achieving direct outcomes
    • Experimentation
    • Civic pride
    • BARRIERS
    • Access to landlords/rents
    • Business rate relief
    • Bureaucracy
    • Change of use
    • Legal delays
    • Grant dependent culture
    • Funding to develop
  • 12. START UP STREET PROGRAMME
    • We will brand the project
    • We will meet key project champions to ‘scope’ the project
    • Set up the google map and icon set (internal, embed on holding site)
    • Workshop with key stakeholders and existing groups we know of/in project (map assets physically)
    • Produce working asset map (physical document) of creative businesses needing space
    • Produce asset video and documentation
    • Develop asset map, potential ideas of how it can be used
    • Look at different leases and utilise asset map for supporters/skills etc.
    • Shop front open day and sign up sheet. Prototyping in some of the spaces what they might look like, operate, run, do
    • Hold a dragons den pitching event for stakeholders/supporters to meet potential occupiers
    • Prototyping
    • Supporting shop occupiers to ‘opening’ stage
    • Mini pilot: support one user group through the process of running a ‘shop’
    • Refection on how it worked, what could be better in a workshop with shop owners. Bringing in how asset map could be use to support shops
    • Blueprint the what/who/where/when of King street operating as an innovation corridor and produce blueprint document
  • 13.  

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