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Most read features of 2018: Top 5 in-depth long reads

Most read features of 2018:

Top 5 in-depth long reads

As the year draws to a close, look back at the most popular features published on movecommercial.com in 2018.

#1 – High street shake-up: Challenges facing the retail sector

As big name retailers’ physical stores continue to face challenges, Move Commercial explores the difficulties brands are working to overcome, the impact they’re having on the North West and what lies ahead.

#2 – Pedestrianisation of Bold Street: Pros & cons of Liverpool planning strategy

In March, new plans to pedestrianise the full length of one of Liverpool’s most popular retail and leisure streets were met with a mixed response.

Move Commercial gauges support for the proposals and examines the pros and cons of this radical planning strategy.

#3 – Liverpool’s ‘Three Graces’: Opening the landmarks up to the public

Britain’s only dedicated museum of popular music, a wedding venue and plans for a world class visitor attraction – how Liverpudlians interact with their ‘Three Graces’ is changing.

Move Commercial explores the possible benefits of making this trio of celebrated buildings more accessible to the public and what it could mean for their long-term futures.

#4 – North West arts venues: The impact of major cultural developments

Millions of pounds are being invested in new arts venues across the North West, but what is their true value to the areas they’re being built in, the region as a whole and the wider Northern Powerhouse?

#5 – Is commercial property investment a savvy buy-to-let alternative?

Buy-to-let has become challenging in recent years and when the going gets tough, the tough buy shops, as Christine Toner discovers.