Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Supermarket-led development


CABE has produced a report examining the role of the UK's supermarket chains in regeneration, design and placemaking. 'Supermarket development: asset or liability?' draws on evidence from 30 major supermarket schemes, two thirds of which are mixed use. While CABE highlights a number of symathetic and successful developments, it suggests that too often the basic model for a supermarket on an out-of-town brownfield site has simply been transported to a town centre setting.