Meadowhall was proud to scoop another highly prestigious award at the ICSC (International Council of Shopping Centres) Awards held in Istanbul, Turkey. Out of hundreds of entries Meadowhall was one of twenty finalists short-listed from seven countries, further recognising Meadowhall status as an international industry leader.
Meadowhall gained the Centre Productivity Category, awarded for The ARC (Accelerated Response Centre) Meadowhall's pioneering logistic and warehousing concept. The Centre beat off stiff competition from the Paisley Centre (UK) and Nine Centres of Rodamko Europe (Spain).
The ARC creates a "virtual" extension of back of store stock rooms, providing retailers with a massive onsite storage capacity and stock delivery services to make the operation of retailing at Meadowhall easier than ever. In just two years, this project is proving to be a huge success with Meadowhall, Centre retailers and customers already reaping the benefits of this ground-breaking initiative.
This is the second consecutive year the Centre has been acknowledged at these prestigious awards. This recent accolade is the latest addition to the Centre's list of national and international accreditations; other recent major wins include two top awards from the Purple Apple Awards in February 2005.
Mohammed Dajani, Centre Director, commented, "We are delighted that Meadowhall's commitment to originality has yet again been recognised at such a celebrated international event.
"The ARC is just one example of Meadowhall's forward thinking strategies that are driving the business forward. Innovation is a fundamental part of business at Meadowhall, which is constantly reviewed to create the best possible environment for employees, retailers, customers and the community in which the Centre operates.
"The standard of entries was extremely high and Meadowhall's accolade is a reflection of the high standard that the team continually strive towards. The Centre is now looking forward to implementing many more of the exciting plans which are already in the pipeline for the future, and who knows maybe even more awards!"