Urban Space Management has been a prime mover in the creation of attractive, affordable retail initiatives since the company was started by Eric Reynolds in 1970.

Whether the challenge is breathing new life into derelict sites, reviving jaded retail centres, conserving heritage buildings or creating vibrant new places, USM has long and wide experience in practical development, common sense consultancy, hands-on retail management, and bringing national expertise to the local context.

The formula combines imaginative promotion, close involvement with the arts, and above all nurturing of small business, in which a market is often an important ingredient.

While every space is different, the principles remain the same:

  • Tread lightly on the earth.
  • Be timely, site specific, cost effective.
  • Leave space for creativity and listen to the place and the people.