North Hill Shopping Centre, Calgary, Alberta
North Hill Shopping Centre is one of Canada's original enclosed malls. It consists of 532,000 sq. ft of retail and office space and is anchored by a 208,000 sq. ft. Sears store. Although the mall occupies a strategic location on the Trans-Canada Highway little had been done over the years to either maximise its visibility or update its design. Worse, little attempt had been made to understand the evolving demographics of its primary trade area and upgrade the tenant mix accordingly. As a result new shopping centres and new format retailers have steadily eroded North Hill's market share. Talbot Consultants International Inc. was initially retained to analyse the demographics of the trade area and recommend re-positioning, re-development and re-merchandising strategies. Having completed that study we were then tasked to conduct a "live" on-screen workshop for the client's decision makers and their leasing staff. Subsequently we produced customised leasing packages for presentation to those prospective tenants identified on our recommended "hit list".