Brighton has consistently bucked the national trend and has fared well in terms of vacant units over the last few years; A signal that the city, with its strong footfall and visitor numbers is seen as a sound investment for retail and leisure businesses.
The national average for vacant units is still over 12%. With the continued regeneration of the city centre, flanked by the waterfront development proposals
Brighton will continue to rise in the national retail rankings.
Currently at number 26 in the national rankings, and well ahead of competitors like Oxford, Cambridge or Southampton, the city is well placed to capitalize on its success and build on its reputation as an all-round destination in its own right.