Projects will be considered across all sizes and locations whether a small or large scheme, in town, edge or out of town, whether a transport hub, shopping centre, retail park, market, outlet mall and placemaking initiatives.


If there are any queries regarding categories or eligibility of a scheme, please contact or call +44 (0)20 7227 3594.

Please note to be eligible for judging in the Re:new, Re:fresh , Re:purpose and Re:lax for the 2019 awards, developments must have opened to the general public between 31 March 2018 – 30 September 2019. 



Setting the new agenda for retail destinations.

This category is for new build and significant extension projects that have positively impacted their surrounding environment. This award will recognise commercial and mixed-use developments that have taken the industry forward, setting as they must, new benchmarks and levels of innovation in their design, delivery and performance, creating places of substance which contribute positively to their locality in cultural, and economic terms.




Partnership redefining placemaking excellence. 

This category recognises original investment and ingenuity by the Public Sector including Local Authorities and BID's to help support and enhance our retail environments. Entries can be physical projects including permanent or meantime initiatives, financial schemes, mentoring support or most likely a combination of all. They must demonstrate how they have stimulated the retail and leisure activities within the town, city or district and should be largely complete or part of an ongoing investment plan that has demonstrable benefits.




Actively enhancing placemaking. 

This category is aimed at owners, investors, developers and asset managers looking to showcase examples of active investment into an existing retail and/or leisure destination. It seeks to highlight extension, refurbishment and general repositioning of retail and leisure destinations in the widest sense and to reward innovative schemes which have brought significant change and benefits to the place, its locality and local population.

Projects will be considered across all sizes and locations whether in town, edge or out of town, and open to all formats including transport hubs, shopping centres, retail parks, outlet malls, markets and mixed-use developments. Permanent and meanwhile initiatives will be considered.



Breathing new life into leisure.

This category is aimed at owners, developers and asset managers looking to showcase examples of innovative catering and or leisure projects, reflecting exemplars in how the hospitality and experience industry is reshaping the overall customer proposition, both in individual experiential projects and integrated with mixed use and retail led environments. The award covers new projects or the repositioning of established destinations and is not subject to a minimum expenditure. Projects will be considered across all sizes and locations whether in town, edge or out of town, and open to all formats including transport hubs, shopping centres, retail parks, outlet malls and markets. Permanent and meanwhile initiatives will be considered.

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Reimagining retail together. Inspiring owners and occupiers. 

Jury members will consider examples of strategic partnerships between occupiers (retailers, food, beverage and wider leisure operators) and owners delivering innovative customer first approaches benefiting all stakeholders or occupiers that have a strong story to tell, having demonstrated continuous innovation and that have delivered an outstanding and differentiated customer proposition.



Technology-enabled new partnerships, propositions and places.

Recognising and celebrating the best examples of innovative retail property technology enhancing customer engagement and delivering differentiated experience via new kinds of partnerships

In this category, our Jury members will consider examples of strategic partnerships between owners, developers, occupiers, co-operatives, tech businesses and disruptors who have demonstrated their capability to continuously innovate across the customer proposition, technology solution, promoting physical spaces, business model and ways of working. The Jury are looking for examples of partnerships that have provided an outstanding, genuinely differentiated customer proposition that deliver improved efficiency through technology interventions and real value to customers, the business and the community/place.

Re:wired Jury:

Susan Freeman, Partner, Mishcon de Reya LLP

Steve James- Royale, Co-founder, The Yard Collective

Herculano Rodrigues, Associate Director, Javelin Group

Anthony Slumbers, Consultant 

Mary Wallace, Senior Managing Consultant, IBMX



Accessibility in placemaking

Recognising and celebrating those organisations committed to making their businesses and the places where they are invested or operate, more accessible to those with disabilities and impairments. This category is aimed at companies and organisations in the retail property and placemaking sector, being owners, occupiers, local authorities or advisors.

With nearly a quarter of the population having some kind of impairment and over half the households in the UK connected to an individual with a disability, this is an issue of huge importance to the retail community.  Not only should entrants be thinking about change that positively affects those who are excluded from every day activities like shopping, but also how this translates into catering for an aging population, changing national demographics and soaring social exclusion issues.  Aside from the social benefits that emanate, there are also great opportunities and potential to innovate via technology and changing a business’s mindset in conceptualising what makes a truly inclusive retail experience.  This award seeks to recognize leadership and impact created within an organisation working to break down accessibility barriers. Initiatives from both the internal corporate environment and external facing customer/community experience are encouraged.

 Jury Members

Mike Adams OBE, Cheif Executive Officer, We Are Purple

Baroness Grey-Thompson, House of Lords Crossbench Peer, Chair ukactive, Paralympian

Kathryn Townsend, Head of Customer Accessibility, Community Segments & Propositions, Retail Segments, Barclays



Simply the best. 

The best of the best award! The overall winner will be drawn from the winners across the following categories announced on the night and to be voted on by all in attendance at the Gold Awards presentation on Wednesday 4 December;

Re:new, Re:generate, Re:purpose, and Re:lax 

The winner receiving the most votes will be asked to return to the stage to be crowned the 2019 winner of winners.



Rising Star

Our future leaders.

This award recognises young professionals under the age of 30 who demonstrate passion, innovation and commitment to energising and driving progression in the retail property and placemaking industry.

The recipient will have made an outstanding contribution either to a specific project or across the sector throughout the last year. Whether representing an owner, developer, investor, retailer, agency, or consultancy, we want to hear about those showing real promise as our next wave of industry leaders!

Take a look at our entry guide.