Over the past few years, Sheffield city centre has lost a few shops. Despite some rejuvenation in the city centre, there are still several Sheffield shop signs that hang over empty windows and rundown buildings with nothing to show inside.
It’s been in the news for a while now that high streets up and down the country are suffering from the effects of the recent recession, the decrease in footfall, and the lack of sales. Newspapers are littered with depressing shots of empty shop fronts and headlines scream about the death of the high street.
The Evolution of the High Street with Great Shop Signs Sheffield
But it’s not all bad news, and as professional sign makers in Sheffield, Image Sign Studio is glad to hear it! A recent article in the Daily Telegraph claims that life is returning to Britain’s high streets due to new planning rules that make it easier to convert empty shops into homes. The broadsheet reports that having more homes near and even in the high street help to develop a buzz in the area, and also provide a readymade consumer market on the doorstep.
The Minister for High Streets, Brandon Lewis says: “To attract people in to the high street, we want them to be exciting and vibrant places to eat and drink, spend leisure time and use practical services as well as shop.” And what else do they need? Great Sheffield shop signs of course!
Increased Independent Shops with Sheffield Shop Signs
Many people assumed that with the rise of internet shopping and out of town developments, the high street would be reduced to practically nothing. But there is growing optimism about the evolution of the high street and its ability to adapt. According to the Daily Telegraph, a recent report shows that 44 new independent shops opened every day last year and retail sales were up 1.7% last months and 3.7% on this time last year.
As you can see from the points made above, there is definitely life in the high street yet. Whether it is rejuvenated by the integration of homes into the shopping mix, or as a result of the upturn in the economy, the British High Street is definitely on the road to recovery.
Image Sign Studio have the knowledge and experience to design and manufacture a wide variety of shop signs Sheffield to ensure that your business adds to the vibrancy of the streets of the steel city. Call them today on 0114 261 7617 to get in touch and chat to a member of their friendly team.