Natalie Stevenson's articles

  • Insight

    Marching orders

    Leisure and retail supplement 2004

    Antisocial behaviour is plaguing Britain’s shopping centres but new tactics are helping managers fight back.

  • Insight

    Strap club

    Leisure and retail supplement 2004

    Large-bra retailer Bravissimo has joined the growing number of businesses – which include Fat Face and Subway – that have found success in niche markets

  • Insight

    A change of direction

    Leisure and retail supplement 2004

    Thornfield is continuing to move from out-of-town projects to redeveloping town centres with a £150m scheme for Bury town centre

  • Site stalemate: Sunderland ARC's plans are being thwarted by Tesco
    Markets

    Stuck on the shelf

    29 October 2004

    Plans for the much-needed redevelopment of Sunderland are being delayed by a fight between the local regeneration company and supermarket Tesco over one of the main site

  • Film maker: a new use for the Cannon Cinema
    Markets

    Local knowledge

    29 October 2004

    Since our last visit …School’s out in Newton AycliffeCTP is developing a £26m retail scheme anchored by a 68,000 sq ft (6,315 sq m) Tesco in Newton Aycliffe – one of the first new towns, established in 1949 – just north of Darlington of junction 59 of the A1(M).The plans include the demolition of a

  • One way: Musgrave’s Wynyard One site awaits a planning decision to allow offices and distribution
    Markets

    Two into one won’t go

    29 October 2004

    Two of the north-east’s property heavyweights are fighting it out over Wynyard One, a derelict manufacturing premises in Teesside

  • Westgate House with John Grundy
    Markets

    Looking for rubble

    29 October 2004

    Local celebrities have produced a list buildings in Newcastle they would like to see demolished – and by making way for new developments they could ease the city’s severe shortage of office space

  • Northern lights: John Hall is in favour, while Ray Mallon may stand for election
    Markets

    The peoples choice

    29 October 2004

    As the north-east prepares to vote in a referendum for a regional assembly, the ‘No’ campaign is claiming that putting politicians in charge of development could hamper the property sector

  • An army of cranes gives the impression that building works to repair the devastation of WWII are in full swing, but development is fraught with difficulties
    Markets

    Warsaw returns

    International Supplement 1 October 2004

    EU accession has brought Warsaw its first chance to catch up with the west. But will planning struggles and environmental protests hold back the city? Natalie Stevenson reports from Poland

  • Markets

    Life in the fast lane

    International Supplement 1 October 2004

    The Slovakian economy and property industry are speeding ahead since joining the EU, thanks largely to motor manufacturers and a flat-rate tax system.