Being one of the UK's largest retail landowners, there are always things going on across our portfolio. Team Ellandi also has an opinion or two and is not normally shy about sharing them.


Here you can read about what we’ve been up to and what we are thinking about. Please feel free to chip in your views either via our social media channels or contact us directly.


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EXCLUSIVE: 'NO EVIDENCE' COUNCILS BUYING SHOPPING CENTRES OUT OF THE AREA

Posted by Local Government Chronicle on 25th Nov 2019

Mark Robinson talks to Local Government Chronicle about local authorities buying shopping centres

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THE COMPELLING CASE FOR DIVERSITY IN REPURPOSING RETAIL

Posted by Estates Gazette on 11th Nov 2019

The first article of a series written for Estates Gazette......

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IRELAND SHRUGS OFF THE BREXIT BLUES

Posted by Retail Destination on 1st Oct 2019

Development Activity is continuing both sides of the border despite uncertainty about the impact of Brexit on investor and occupier demand......

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MARK ROBINSON - KEYNOTE SPEAKER AT THE BIG PICTURE EVENT

17th Sep 2019

Mark Robinson was in good company as the Keynote speaker at The Big Picture Event, Everyman cinema in Liverpool.   Repurposing retail space for leisure use. Britain’s high streets continue to face a number of...

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ELLANDI'S RISING STAR: My parents asked me what the hell I was doing

Posted by React News on 16th Sep 2019

On the eve of REVO, newcomer Holly Russell Kennedy writes about joining Ellandi.......

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REAL ESTATE'S ROLE IN PREVENTING SUICIDE

Posted by Estates Gazette on 10th Sep 2019

As custodians of retail places we play a crucial role in bringing communities together. We are tasked with creating spaces that are vibrant and future-proof, but above all we are responsible for creating places that are...

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STRUGGLING SHOPPING CENTRES IN THE SPOTLIGHT

Posted by The Times on 5th Aug 2019

According to Mark Robinson, 48, co-founder of Ellandi, which manages more than 20 shopping centres, the industry is at the start of a “de-malling”, adding: “It means taking capacity out of the market by demolishing excess malls. We are...

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RETAIL ROCKS - SUMMARY

Posted by Retail Destination on 1st Aug 2019

Last month, Ellandi hosted its 8th annual Retail Rocks retail property conference. The event aims to discuss key current topics in retail property and to encourage a positive discourse around the sector (positivity being in short supply at...

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GREAT BRITISH HIGH STREET AWARDS 2019 - JUDGES REVEALED

Posted by Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on 23rd Jul 2019

Mark Robinson is in good company with the other 46 judges across the UK for this year's Great British High Streets Awards. Falkirk High Street where our shopping centre The Howgate is based, has made the shortlist in the Rising Star...

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I'D RATHER SHOP IN CHELMSLEY WOOD' - WHY BUSINESS IS BOOMING AT SHOPPING CENTRE IN ONE OF UK'S MOST 'DEPRIVED AREAS'

Posted by Birmingham Live on 13th Jul 2019

With its uniform design and mostly single storey retail blocks, there's no denying Chelmsley Wood Shopping Centre is - shall we say - old fashioned. Anchored by an ASDA superstore - the shopping precinct benefited from a £40 million...

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RETAIL ROCKS 2019 - ROUND UP

Posted by Ellandi on 4th Jul 2019

Last Thursday, Ellandi hosted its 8th Annual Retail Property Conference #RetailRocks19.  It is a well proven format, and a unique gathering of senior friends in listed businesses, private equity, developers, operating partners,...

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ELLANDI'S EAGLE LAB SOARS IN SOUTHAMPTON

Posted by Ellandi on 27th Jun 2019

Ellandi are delighted to announce the opening of Barclays Eagle Lab at the Marlands Shopping Centre in the heart of Southampton City Centre. This new facility will support creative, digital and knowledge-based entrepreneurs by...

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DIGITAL INNOVATION REPURPOSING RETAIL IN ELLANDI'S EASTGATE SHOPPING CENTRE, GLOUCESTER

Posted by Across Magazine on 6th Jun 2019

Ellandi announced the landmark opening of the UK’s first Digital Retail Innovation Center at the Eastgate Shopping Center working in partnership with GFirst LEP, Gloucester City Council and Marketing Gloucester.

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RETAIL THERAPY AIDS MENTAL HEALTH

Posted by Property Week on 16th May 2019

This week marks Mental Health Awareness Week and this Monday Ellandi, working with Knight Frank published its latest annual research into community shopping centres, titled Beyond Retail. The report highlights the role community...

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BEYOND RETAIL REPORT

Posted by Ellandi on 13th May 2019

The need for change throughout a UK retail landscape currently undergoing profound structural transformation has been well documented in recent years. But with 49% of retail centres in the UK over spaced, the rise of online retailing,...

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Retailers should learn from shopping centres to be inclusive; Retailers and property managers must continue to work together closely to raise the standard of inclusivity across the sector, for the benefit of everyone

Posted by Retail Sector on 10th May 2019

Shopping centres increasingly act as hubs pulling local communities together and are becoming an essential cornerstone of everyday life. As society quite rightly becomes more inclusive, shopping centres must lead the way in their own...

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GHOST TOURS AROUND CASTLEGATE GROUNDS

Posted by Gazette Live on 7th May 2019

Castlegate, our shopping centre in Stockton-on-Tees, has come up with genius way to support two charities: One Great Day (Great Ormond Street) and Middlesborough & Teesside Philanthropic Foundation. Using its location on the grounds of...

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DANCING AROUND THE SWAN CENTRE

Posted by Ellandi on 5th May 2019

On Saturday 20 April, Blue Butterfly Dance Studio at the Swan Centre, Eastleigh opened its doors to the community.  Hundreds of children and families turned out to watch the Mayor cut the ribbon and officially declare the...

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PLAY TIME

Posted by Retail Destination on 2nd May 2019

Retail locations need to provide multiple reasons to visit, and leisure attractions are increasingly part of the mix. Shopping trips are becoming a ‘trip to town’ not just shopping for necessity. As time becomes an ever more ...

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EXPECTATIONS VS REALITY

Posted by Retail Destination on 1st May 2019

Mark Robinson, Revo President and Co-founder of Ellandi chaired the first panel session of Destination R which looked at some of the key forces driving change in the shopping centre sector.  The session featured Stephanie McMahon,...

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FILLING THE VOID - MAKING USE OF EMPTY UNITS

Posted by Retail Destination on 18th Apr 2019

Commercialisation feature in Retail Destination Magazine

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GOOD THINGS COME IN THREES

Posted by Ellandi on 3rd Apr 2019

Ellandi, UK’s leading investor in community shopping centres, is delighted to announce their three 2018 award winners at their annual Centre Management Conference.  Richard Barker of Barker Proudlove was presented...

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Mark Robinson comments on GBSLEP's Towns and Local Centres Framework

1st Apr 2019

Mark Robinson, Property Director and Co-Founder at Ellandi talks passionately about Place after his speech on future-proofing the high street in the region's towns and local centres.

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MARK ROBINSON ON ANALYSIS - SURVIVING AND THRIVING IN THE NEW RETAIL

Posted by Retail Week on 28th Mar 2019

“If you’re selling stuff, you’re knackered, frankly.” Not so long ago, those words might have got backs up at Retail Week Live. But not anymore. Now, there is an acknowledgement that retail has to change. But what to exactly&...

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MOTHERS HELPING MOTHERS

Posted by Ellandi on 25th Mar 2019

In the run up to Mothers Day - we'd like to share a special story from Yate Shopping Centre. Two local mothers (whilst on maternity leave) decided to give something back to the community by setting up a Baby Pop Up Shop that raises money...

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DIVERSITY at ELLANDI HQ

Posted by Estates Gazette on 8th Mar 2019

International Women’s Day was quite rightly celebrated, last Friday, across the industry and our market leading role has been featured by the Estates Gazette.....

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Ellandi investment manager, David Cohen, asks if there is a future for physical car parks

Posted by Retail Destination on 4th Mar 2019

Ellandi investment manager, David Cohen, asks if there is a future for physical car parks

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Opinion: Property owners and retailers must be honest with each other.

Posted by Retail Week on 26th Feb 2019

Mark Robinson's new quarterly column for Retail Week. There has been plenty of media coverage recently on the need for greater transparency and collaboration between owners and occupiers.Cue the predictable, and often justified,...

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Walking the Talk. Why Diversity is about more than just ticking boxes.

Posted by Estates Gazette on 20th Feb 2019

Ellandi's female senior team talk to Samantha McClary on EG REWIRE podcast.  

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Retailers' secrets 'just storing up trouble'

Posted by The Times on 11th Feb 2019

Ellandi's Mark Robinson with REVO said research had found that one of the main reasons that town centre investment was being held back was a "lack of clarity on how occupiers trade"

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Newlands Shopping Centre wins an Award for Excellence

8th Feb 2019

Let's talk about car parks! Well done to the team at Newlands Shopping Centre in Kettering for their Award of Excellence for Disabled Parking.

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Business Rates Relief won't help says landlord Ellandi

Posted by The Times on 2nd Feb 2019

A shopping centre landlord has argued that the government’s small business rates relief due to be introduced in April will give only the tiniest respite to embattled town centres. Ellandi, which has more than 1,000 shops from...

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Table Tennis Scotland comes to The Gyle

Posted by Ellandi on 1st Feb 2019

The Gyle in Edinburgh has hooked up with Table Tennis Scotland. This initiative has encouraged over 500 players to show off their skills since opening this month, including a former league player from Germany!

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Retail Review: The nightmare before Christmas?

Posted by Property Week on 31st Jan 2019

Ellandi's Head of Research & Analytics Isabelle Hease talks to Property Week about discounting for consumers before and during Christmas and how it impacts retailers in the long term.

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You and Yours BBC Radio 4

Posted by BBC Radio 4 on 31st Jan 2019

Listen to Mark Robinson on BBC Radio 4 this afternoon talking about invigorating shopping town centres.

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Insightful '19

Posted by Ellandi on 29th Jan 2019

Mark Robinson chaired a Question time Style debate on what's ahead for 2019

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Bloomfield's New Drive-Thru/Retail Pod Opportunity

Posted by Ellandi on 9th Jan 2019

An opportunity has arisen to lease a new drive-thru or retail pod at Bloomfield Shopping Centre...

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