Stanhope and British Land picked up the “New Centre of the Year” BCSC Gold award for Old Market in Hereford at the BCSC Annual Dinner on 2 Dec at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

Located on the site of Hereford’s former livestock market, the Old Market is a 310,000 square feet open air retail development comprising eighteen shop units, including a Debenhams spanning across three floors and Hereford’s first Waitrose.

The scheme brings a significant new leisure offer to Hereford with eight restaurants, a café, five kiosks, a six-screen Odeon cinema and new public squares and spaces.

The development has generated 1,100 jobs and, since its opening in May of this year, pushed Hereford 29 places higher in the UK retail rankings to 90.

Redwood Consulting was appointed to deliver strategic communications and stakeholder engagement support for the project from the earliest stage, through planning and up to the official opening earlier this year.