Town Centre Vacancy Rates


Vacancy rates are a good way of indicating the success and prosperity of town centres. Since November 2013, performance has fluctuated between 7% and 10% but since August 2017 has remained below 7%.

Only 6.6% of Central Bedfordshire’s Town Centre Units are now vacant (a 0.1% reduction on the previous quarter). The Council will continue to support businesses through the use of our own assets and packages of support.