Chichester has a catchment population of approximately 127,000 and is projected to see significantly above average
population growth between 2020-2025. The city also benefits from one of the most affluent catchments with a
significantly above average proportion of adults in AB and C1 social groups.
n addition, the city attracts a significant number of tourists. These statistics put the city ahead of other major popular
tourist locations such as Canterbury and Stratford upon Avon.
The retail offer in Chichester is focused on the attractive East Street and North Street, intersecting at Market Cross.
Retail floor space provision is estimated at 730,000 sq ft and the city has above average quality of retail provision
relative to the size of the shopping population. There is no covered shopping centre within Chichester and the out of
town provision is principally limited to bulky goods operators with limited scope for future development. As a result,
Chichester benefits from strong occupational demand and one of the lowest vacancy rates in the UK