Advice: Incorporating shops and other commercial uses in housing schemes

Shops and other commercial uses can add vitality to housing schemes, but facilities need to have the right location and business rationale to maximise potential for success, finds Ben Kochan.

by Ben Kochan
Shops on the main road at Woodberry Down, in Hackney, serve residents and capture passing trade (PIC Ben Kochan)
Shops on the main road at Woodberry Down, in Hackney, serve residents and capture passing trade (PIC Ben Kochan)

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