The Gold Awards are the leading awards recognising achievement within the retail property industry. The Gold’s benchmark the industry’s continuing commitment to the improvement in quality of the built environment and celebrate the most creative and innovative, showcasing work over the past year and bringing together retail industry elite.
Catering and Leisure Destination
This category is aimed at developers and asset managers looking to showcase examples of innovative, catering and leisure projects that reflect exemplars of how the hospitality industry is reshaping the overall customer experience, both in individual leisure projects and integrated with mixed use, retail led environments. The award can cover new projects or the repositioning of catering and leisure within existing centres and is not subject to a minimum expenditure.
This category covers new centres of any size or format whether they are in town centre, edge of town or out of town. The award is designed to recognise developments that have taken the industry forward in these challenging economic times, setting new benchmarks and levels of innovation.
Occupier of the Year
Jury members will consider retailers for this category that have demonstrated continuous innovation and that have delivered an outstanding and differentiated customer proposition. Two awards will be awarded in this category, Retailer Of The Year and Food/Beverage/Leisure Operator Of The Year.
Potential winners for this year’s award will be shortlisted and chosen by the Jury.
Public Sector Award (NEW FOR 2016)
This category is aimed at local authorities and/or public sector bodies to recognise, investment and ingenuity by the Public Sector to help support and enhance our retail environment.
Refurbishment and/or Extension (over £5million build contract)
This category is aimed at developers and asset managers looking to showcase examples of active investment into an existing retail destination. It seeks to highlight extension, refurbishment and general repositioning of a shopping centre in the widest sense.
Refurbishment and/or Extension (under £5million build contract)
This category is aimed at developers and asset managers looking to showcase examples of active asset management in an established retail destination. It seeks to include examples of smaller scale reconfiguration, extension, refurbishment and general repositioning of a shopping centre. The example need not encompass the entire venue, and could form part of a wider asset management/repositioning strategy.