Flashcards in Southampton Retail Deck (44)
Where is Southampton now ranked for importance as a shopping centre in the UK?
What happens on Fridays and Saturdays in Southampton?
New continental market with over 50 stalls
How many stalls are there in the continental market?
More than 50
When is the continental markets in Southampton?
On Fridays and Saturdays
Name 4 types of food sold in markets in Southampton
•fruit and veg
•butcher and baker
•cheeses and olives
•old fashioned sweets
Why do so many people love the markets in Southampton?
They are an alternative style of shopping to the modern west quay right next door
What has happened to bargate?
It has completely shut down due to the opening of west quay
What year did ikea open in Southampton?
In February 2009
Why were people surprised at the opening of an ikea in Southampton?
It is unusual for an ikea to open in a city centre
What was the impact of ikea coming to Southampton?
It increased the sphere of influence for the people who came to shop in Southampton. This meant more people would shop in Southampton for ikea but would also shop in the other shops like west quay
Which motorways are Southampton caught in the middle of?
What effect did ikea increase?
The multiplier effect
What is the multiplier effect?
Businesses develop in an area, brings in more jobs, more money, attracts other businesses, cycle carries on resulting in a bigger economy for the area
Where was Southampton used to be ranked as importance as a shopping centre in the UK?
Name 2 ways Southampton is environmentally sustainable
•heated by geothermal energy
•there are 116 buses per hour to reduce cars
Where was Southampton primarily based in 1980's-1990's?
What bordered above bar before Southampton redeveloped?
Above Bar was bordered by brownfield sites
What were the old brownfield sites for that bordered Above Bar?
They were an old Pirelli factory to the west
How did Southampton choose to develop and who decided this?
Southampton City Council decided to regenerate Southampton through improved shopping
Where was west quay built?
On the brownfield site
When was west quay opened?
How many shops are in west quay?
Over 100 shops
How many places to eat are in west quay?
21 places to eat and drink
What are the type of shops in west quay?
Mostly high order consumer goods
How big is west quay?
How many parking spaces are in west quay?
Over 4000 parking spaces
What is the catchment area/sphere of influence for west quay?
Over 2 million people who live within an hour drive
Where were the original corner shops of the early/mid 1900's?
What does St Mary's now specialise in?
Specialty shops serving local ethnic communities
Name 2 types of Asian shops that can be found at St Mary's
What type of shops are found at St Mary's?
Low order, convenience goods
Why is hedge end retail park more popular than somewhere like Shirley?
Hedge end retail park has many high order good shops all in one place as well as the low order goods in the neighbouring supermarkets, it's more convenient
Name 3 types of high order good that can be found at hedge end retail park
Name 4 shops found at hedge end retail park
•m and s
Where is there competition for hedge end?
Eastleigh and west end village centre
Where is there easy access to hedge end retail park from?
M27 junction 7
How has Shirley high street changed?
The recession has led to fewer clothes stores and more charity shops and discount stores
What shop brand did the recession cause to close down?
What types of shops are moving in to Shirley high street?
Low order good shops such as small supermarkets
Why is Shirley high street declining?
Internet shopping is developing, Southampton city centre is very close which offers a better variety of goods
What offices did west quay replace in 2000?
Daily Echo offices in the centre of Southampton
Which aspect of shopping at west quay attracts customers?
Their longer opening times mean people have more motivation to go into town
How much is parking after 5pm at west quay? What does this cause?
£1, causes strong nightlife in Southampton, attracts customers all day long and into the evening