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Flashcards in Southampton Retail Deck (44)
1

Where is Southampton now ranked for importance as a shopping centre in the UK?

13th

2

What happens on Fridays and Saturdays in Southampton?

New continental market with over 50 stalls

3

How many stalls are there in the continental market?

More than 50

4

When is the continental markets in Southampton?

On Fridays and Saturdays

5

Name 4 types of food sold in markets in Southampton

•fruit and veg
•butcher and baker
•cheeses and olives
•old fashioned sweets

6

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

7

What has happened to bargate?

It has completely shut down due to the opening of west quay

8

What year did ikea open in Southampton?

In February 2009

9

Why were people surprised at the opening of an ikea in Southampton?

It is unusual for an ikea to open in a city centre

10

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

11

Which motorways are Southampton caught in the middle of?

•M27
•M23
•M271

12

What effect did ikea increase?

The multiplier effect

13

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

14

Where was Southampton used to be ranked as importance as a shopping centre in the UK?

27th

15

Name 2 ways Southampton is environmentally sustainable

•heated by geothermal energy
•there are 116 buses per hour to reduce cars

16

Where was Southampton primarily based in 1980's-1990's?

Above Bar

17

What bordered above bar before Southampton redeveloped?

Above Bar was bordered by brownfield sites

18

What were the old brownfield sites for that bordered Above Bar?

They were an old Pirelli factory to the west

19

How did Southampton choose to develop and who decided this?

Southampton City Council decided to regenerate Southampton through improved shopping

20

Where was west quay built?

On the brownfield site

21

When was west quay opened?

September 2000

22

How many shops are in west quay?

Over 100 shops

23

How many places to eat are in west quay?

21 places to eat and drink

24

What are the type of shops in west quay?

Mostly high order consumer goods

25

How big is west quay?

33 acres

26

How many parking spaces are in west quay?

Over 4000 parking spaces

27

What is the catchment area/sphere of influence for west quay?

Over 2 million people who live within an hour drive

28

Where were the original corner shops of the early/mid 1900's?

St Mary's

29

What does St Mary's now specialise in?

Specialty shops serving local ethnic communities

30

Name 2 types of Asian shops that can be found at St Mary's

•Asian clothing
•Asian food

31

What type of shops are found at St Mary's?

Low order, convenience goods

32

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

33

Name 3 types of high order good that can be found at hedge end retail park

•electrical
•furniture
•DIY

34

Name 4 shops found at hedge end retail park

•m and s
•sainsburys
•home base
•currys

35

Where is there competition for hedge end?

Eastleigh and west end village centre

36

Where is there easy access to hedge end retail park from?

M27 junction 7

37

How has Shirley high street changed?

The recession has led to fewer clothes stores and more charity shops and discount stores

38

What shop brand did the recession cause to close down?

Woolworths

39

What types of shops are moving in to Shirley high street?

Low order good shops such as small supermarkets

40

Why is Shirley high street declining?

Internet shopping is developing, Southampton city centre is very close which offers a better variety of goods

41

What offices did west quay replace in 2000?

Daily Echo offices in the centre of Southampton

42

Which aspect of shopping at west quay attracts customers?

Their longer opening times mean people have more motivation to go into town

43

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

44

What developments are currently being planned?

Future waterfront developments to make Southampton one of the worlds leading low carbon cities