Building Design Partnership has been appointed to carry out a retail policy study of the city of Derby.
BDP will explore ways of enhancing the city’s vitality and viability by focusing on commercial indicators, amenity, accessibility, attractiveness and the role of city centre management, says a BDP spokesman.
BDP beat two other consultancies in a proposals pitch. It will “assess existing and likely future patterns and types of retailing, review current policies and programmes and advise on the future retail strategy for the city”, adds the spokesman.
The study, to be presented to Derby City Council at the end of July, will cover all retailing in the city centre, district centres and off-centre locations.