This is an introductory design guide for good quality shopfronts in Hastings and St Leonards and has been produced by Hastings Borough Council to support an award scheme for the best independent shopfronts on the main shopping streets in St Leonards. The ‘Excellence in Shopfront Design’ initiative is being introduced by the St Leonards Town Team to reward outstanding practice in shopfront design.
The outward appearance of shops indicates a town’s quality, character, and image. In our town, many of the shopping streets are in designated conservation areas and our town is fortunate that many original shopfronts survive. Well-designed and interesting shopfronts and displays make a street a more attractive place to shop and have been proven to increase footfall and therefore,
Whether you are designing a new shopfront or planning to alter or replace an existing one, there are some basic principles of good design that can be applied. Replacing a shopfront can be costly and requires planning permission. However, many of the measures mentioned in this guide can effectively increase the desirability of a shop without too much expense. Contact Us !
Our approach is to go back to basics and work out what our clients – and their users – actually need to do. We build these from the ground up, using industry standard development frameworks so it’s perfectly tailored to your needs and sustainable in the long term.