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Editor Graham Parker 020 7419 2751 graham.parker@jldmedia.com


Staff writer


Mia Hunt 020 7843 4320 mia.hunt@jldmedia.com


Group advertisement manager Graham Harvey 020 7419 2755 graham.harvey@jldmedia.com


Sales executive Jiten Kataria 020 7843 4310 jit.kataria@jldmedia.com


Art editor Ivan Lee 020 7843 4339 ivan.lee@jldmedia.com


Advertisement production Ian White 01943 609488 scads@jldmedia.com


Managing director Tim Langford 020 7843 4317 tim.langford@jldmedia.com


Editorial board Catherine Lambert, Jones Lang LaSalle


Colin Wilding, McArthurGlen Howard Morgan, RealService John Prestwich, Cushman & Wakefield Martin Taylor, Martin Taylor Associates Peter Levins, Bannon Andrew Parkinson, Bluewater Paul Sargent, Multi Development UK Martyn Chase, DTZ Bill Giouroukos, Westfield Caroline Kirby, Capital Shopping Centres


Neil MacKenzie, The Disney Store


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Shopping Centre is published monthly. ISSN 0964-1793 Annual subscription: £84 (UK & Ireland), others £140 Printed by Stephens & George Ltd


Average net circulation 10,292 (July 2009 – June 2010)


Distributed to: I’d like to extend a big


welcome to the members of the Association of Town Centre Management who from this month join the list of subscribers to Shopping Centre. From now on we’ll be


Editor’s letter


increasing our coverage of town centre issues. And this couldn’t be more timely as the issue has suddenly risen to the top of the political agenda with the appointment of TV retail pundit Mary Portas as David Cameron’s town centre czar. Of course it’s welcome that


Number Ten has woken up to the fact that there’s a crisis on the high street. But this has all the hallmarks of a political stunt, worthy more of Tony Blair than the coalition, which promised to bring a more serious-minded approach to government. There is a real danger that Portas’s consultation will lapse


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NEWS & ANALYSIS 04 06 07


FEATURES 13


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Construction complete at Stratford Trinity Walk opens in Wakefield


Mary Portas leads town centre review 08 Las Vegas turns to retail for salvation


Commercialisation – report from SPREE 2010 in Las Vegas


Lighting – LED technology is saving centres energy and money


REGULARS 22 30 34


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into another bout of multiple retailer- and developer-bashing when a consensual approach is what is needed. Anyone who has witnessed


the work Portas has done for Westfield as a PR consultant, especially in building the Westfield London brand, cannot fail to be impressed by her energy and drive. If she applies the same attributes to a thorough review of the issues facing our town centres then she might just prove the doubters wrong.


Graham Parker Editor


Shopping Centre


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