This category rewards those future projects that are not yet under construction. The project must have received full planning permission and whilst groundworks may have commenced, structural works must not have started prior to the Awards night itself. Our Panel will judge architectural excellence, innovation in materials, equipment, new techniques etc, and the positive impact that each development will have upon the local community. Please supply an outline of the original brief and the architect’s proposal to address this brief. Please also supply a synopsis of the development’s expected beneficial impact on both community and locale.
Introduced in 2017 as an invitation only vote to RLI’s global audience, the Most Anticipated Opening category is now well established in the Global RLI Awards line-up. This category is looking for architectural excellence and a unique and innovative concept which will bring creativity and modernism to the local community that are eagerly awaiting the opening of the cutting edge development. Entries must be a new development that opens for the first time in 2020 (for refurbishments or renovations please see the Shopping Centre Renovation category).
Celebrating the most outstanding contribution to the retail and entertainment sector over the past year, this category rewards those projects that have created an extraordinary experience for customers and tenants alike. Please ensure that you supply the following information:
• Size of development
• Size of development
• Date of completion
• Number of operators
Shopping Centres have become destinations and placemaking is about transforming these destinations into environments that people want to visit and return to. This award will be given to a concept that can best demonstrate how it has used high quality design to improve a place. The Judges will be looking at how the project has helped to generate sustained economic growth in a place or community improving its physical and environmental quality and social wellbeing through the integration of retail, leisure, arts, culture, sport, and heritage.
Recognising the contribution made by shopping centres in providing customer care, good presentation, maintenance and cleanliness, this award also pays particular attention to high levels of service, diversity of offer and design excellence.
This award celebrates the increased popularity of the outlet model with shoppers and developers alike in recent years. The aim of this category is to reward innovation and design-led excellence that offers both retailers and customers the very best in terms of brand and community cohesion.
This award will be presented to a centre that demonstrates innovation in its renovation through architecture and design, how it has contributed to the overall regeneration of the town, city or area, its contribution to the local community and the steps it has taken to improve sustainability.
This award recognises the best individual campaign that delivered a stunning impact on the target audience and competition and excelled at developing brand awareness, affinity and loyalty amongst prospects or customers. The Judges will be looking for Innovation, best use of social media, digital marketing & PR. Demonstrate how you used creative and innovative strategies to tangibly interact with customers, showing what your campaign aimed to achieve, challenges you faced and ultimately the results you achieved.
In a new digitally-driven era, Clicks-to-Bricks’ enhances how retailers are weaving digital technology into the fabric of physical stores creating an offline presence to support their online customers or new ones. The judges will be looking for those online companies that have launched creative and dynamic physical spaces to build a stronger connection with shoppers, both digitally and emotionally.
This award honours the global retailer that our Judges believe to be a truly world-class operator across all facets of the business, delivering exceptional growth, adaptation and transformation of the brand to reflect evolving industry trends. With retailing becoming ever more complex and demanding, the judges will be looking for an innovative brand that meets this criteria with stores in a minimum of three continents, six international countries and a clear development strategy for further international expansion.
This award will be presented to an emerging market retailer that best represents the essential retail qualities of entrepreneurship, originality and flexibility. Our judges will look to reward a business that can demonstrate that they have a robust and growing retail format whilst examining the part it is playing in the development of the emerging economies.
This award is a tribute to the international leisure operator or hotel group that has shown the strongest performance, whilst offering the customer an innovative and exciting brand. Our judging panel will be particularly interested in how this operator maintains global recognition. The nominee must be a leisure operator or hotel group with locations in a minimum of two continents and six international territories.
Food & Beverage services are becoming the must have element in any retail and leisure destination, and they are transforming shopping centres and outlets into convivial lifestyle ventures. Introduced for the first time, this award highlights the very best and innovative F&B concepts across the globe. Judges will be looking at the authenticity, quality and experience that each concept offers.
This award is designed to highlight the Developer which showcases the best new retail and leisure schemes over the last 12 months, and those in the pipeline, with an emphasis on diversity, innovation and, of course, the ‘wow’ factor. Please ensure that submissions include a portfolio of recently completed developments and a selection of ongoing projects in the retail and/or leisure sectors.
This award is a tribute to the designer that consistently and accurately delivers the value of a brand to both business and customers. Our judges will examine both the design process, its objective and, most importantly, the results. Please ensure that submissions include a portfolio of recently completed developments and a selection of ongoing projects in the retail and/or leisure sectors. For designers nominating their work, it is essential to obtain the approval of the client prior to submitting examples of their work.
This award acknowledges the importance of the shopfitter’s role in the successful completion of any retail or leisure development. It also recognises the company’s understanding of a client’s needs, their contribution to the design process and their innovative use of the space and materials.
This award recognises the entrepreneurial spirit, achievements and long-term ambitions of up-and-coming retail businesses embarking on an international expansion program. Please supply a synopsis of the nominated company outlining the qualities that you believe it possesses whilst pointing to its successes over the previous year. Please supply supporting material such as financial results, acquisitions, new market entries and press releases.