Insight e-bulletin - February 2019

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Insight e-bulletin February 2019

In this issue:

City centres: past, present and future

Source: Centre for Cities

This report from the Centre for Cities looks at the disparity in how different UK city centres are performing, how there is a difference between the high street and the wider city centre and shows that high streets and wider city centres are not struggling everywhere. It argues that the success of those city centres that are thriving has been driven by jobs growth, in particular amongst high-skill businesses. 

Use the data tool to compare Coventry's performance against other cities'. 

  • Coventry has a slightly higher rate of retail vacancies than the average for UK cities
  • Compared to the average of other cities, a notably higher proportion of commercial property in Coventry City Centre is used for retail and a lower proportion for offices
  • A comparatively lower proportion of Coventry City Centre's office units are of high quality 
  • Coventry is amongst the group of city centres that have experienced high population growth, particularly due to students, but comparatively low jobs growth

Coventry City Centre empty shops report - 2018 Q4

Source: Insight, Coventry City Council

Read the report from the latest survey of empty shops units in Coventry City Centre. At the end of 2018 there were 48 empty units, a notable reduction of seven from quarter 3 2018 and 13 fewer than at the same time at the end of 2017.