Future Retail: a forum for co-mingling, localism and placemaking
Mixed-use developments are in focus as WORKTECH’s Future Retail 18 conference gets set to explore physical and digital ways to create vibrant communities in which people work, live and shop
As with the world of work, the future of retail faces disruption from every angle. Not only can each sector learn from the other, but they also interact directly in the digitally enabled, mixed-use development of the future.
This year’s Future Retail conference, held at Battersea Power Station in London on the 28 February, will focus on mixed-use with retail giant John Lewis presenting on sustainable innovation at scale and data analysts Mintel discussing the role of data in such developments.
Design firm Heatherwick Studio will showcase the importance of merging retail into mixed-use developments, and Cushman and Wakefield will talk about the importance of location and ‘co-mingling’ in the future of retail.
In these videos Justin Taylor and Thomas Rose of Cushman and Wakefield explain the key trends facing retail. From localism to placemaking, inserting retail where people live and work will see an increase in investment and in productivity.