About us

With offices in London and Barcelona, Milligan originates and develops bold, bespoke solutions which put retail at the heart of places – to maximise their long-term value for all stakeholders.

For 20 years Milligan has led change in the retail and leisure sectors by adopting consistent principles, listening to people, and seeing developments through from a blank sheet to a vibrant space.


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With an inquiring mind and the wisdom of a multi-talented team, Milligan adds value – creating the stories and the magic needed to inspire today’s experience-hungry customer.

£5bnProperty value developed

3msq ftManaged Retail led assets

£300mDeveloped Construction projects

What we do

1

Repositioning/Enhancing Value

Whether dealing with unique challenges or failing assets, we deploy inspired thinking and leading-edge ideas to redefine and repurpose both buildings and places using consumer insight and creativity as the catalyst.

Repositioning/Enhancing Value

2

Creative Trade

From design through to delivery we advise on and manage the development process for third parties in both the public and private sectors.

Creative Trade

3

Regeneration

Alongside local authorities or private companies we work to understand the fabric of communities, so that they become meaningful to those who live, work and play there.

Regeneration

4

Development Management

From design through to delivery we advise on and manage the development process for third parties in both the public and private sectors.

Development Management

Our Approach

Retail and leisure is in our blood, but they are always evolving. The key is understanding and deploying the right approach which unlocks value, using creativity as the catalyst.

01

We recognise that everything starts and ends with understanding people

We recognise that everything starts and ends with understanding people

We are passionate about understanding what makes the customer tick, so research and insight forms the bedrock of identifying value and opportunities. We also ensure our on-going analysis delivers actionable results.

02

We create place-specific, bespoke solutions

We create place-specific, bespoke solutions

An understanding of the markets, geography, political landscape, shifting values and cultural context are all critical elements in creating bespoke solutions for each individual opportunity and the teams and specialists required for each place to reach its full potential.

03

We continually seek new ways to deliver value

We continually seek new ways to deliver value

Challenging lazy and short-term thinking, we move with the market and have an in-depth understanding of values for landlords, tenants, customers and communities, identifying opportunities where we can make a long-term, sustainable difference.

04

We ensure that retail enlivens the space and builds the brand

We ensure that retail enlivens the space and builds the brand

We bring together the latest thinking and ideas placing them alongside what the consumer desires, which is far more emotive a functional need. We challenge every aspect of retail to provide an experience or unique narrative and dialogue with the customer. 

05

We see things through from concept to execution

We see things through from concept to execution

We’re not consultants. We deliver. We deliver at every stage of the process turning ideas and sparks of genius into workable plans and projects, onboarding and managing carefully selected partners. We also keep both eyes on the customer, ensuring we’re moving with their needs and always evolving.

06

We earn trust through speaking plainly and honestly

We earn trust through speaking plainly and honestly

As trusted experts and leaders our strength lies in our people, in collaboration and in challenge. Never afraid to buck the trend or go against wider industry dialogue to create and deliver reimagined places facing any number of challenges.