What next for the high street? | Wates

The evolution of our high-street

On 3 December 2020, Kate Ives, Development Director for Wates Residential, joined a panel of industry specialists for one the first in a series of highly-engaging webinars, hosted by Cratus.

Watch the webinar that discusses the conundrum of how to keep the high streets alive and what the future might hold for our businesses, retailers, and offices which were once the cornerstones of our town and city centres.


Kate Ives, Development Director for Wates Residential, comments:

“In this current environment, decline is not inevitable but change is. Never has there been a greater opportunity for us to get it right in terms of creating healthier places and communities.”

“We invest in buildings and places, which means that we have a strong interest in helping to create sustainable local ecosystems. This means looking at where people will shop, how they will travel and the affordability of their homes.”

“This investment offers us an opportunity to support local authorities in creating jobs. One example is our work with local councils to offer free Pop Up Business Schools to support local entrepreneurs in thinking about how they can move their businesses forward and grow from their front rooms.”

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