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What is Contemporary by BP?



  • Providing physical 'Pop Up' Shop opportunities, allowing businesses, start-ups and creatives to trial and test products, concepts and services from a town centre location at affordable, 'one cost' all-inclusive weekly rents.
  • An independent led focus to retail, removing the entry barriers for operators to get into physical shops. We believe more diversity and personality in our town centres is the future of sustainable retail.
  • Contemporary will bring new exciting ideas, concepts, individuals, products and services within a modern and flexible physical environment.
  • Contemporary provides a fresh & innovative approach to revitalise, re-energise and breathe new life into the high streets and shopping centres.


Case study - The Lanes, Carlisle

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What we provide

  • Our Pop Up Shops provide fully fitted spaces.
  • Offering regular pop up unit opportunities with occupiers rotating in order to provide a continuing point of difference.
  • Provide a buzz around the place through helping small and independent businesses flourish and grow.
  • It doesn't end there! There will be opportunities for longer term units to be worked up! We will continue a dialogue from the initial day one conversation through to the business trading from the pop up shop. Our mission is to break down the barriers for operators to get into physical shops, with a view to moving the occupier to a permanent shop solution. Happy occupier and happy owner!

How do we do it

  • A friendly approach to retail property, with each team member able to provide support and advice in a personable manner.
  • With genuine passions for independent retail, sustainable retail spaces, our aim to ensure your business thrives in a physical retail setting.
  • Our Pop Ups are designed and branded in-house on an individual and unique basis to reflect the environment the shops are situated in.
  • From shop selection, layout, external signage/ branding and visual merchandising, to social media campaigns and marketing, the Contemporary by bp team look after every aspect of a Pop Up Shop for the owner.
  • We provide the necessary marketing literature and social media content, to present the personality of the unique retail space and engage consumers further.
  • We deal with the enquiries and manage the entire process from the first conversation through to opening!

Looking for a contemporary retail vision for your business?



Jessica Swain

BA (Hons) MSc

Mark Proudlove - BA (Hons) MRICS

Mark Proudlove


Tom Prescott, BA (Hons) MSc MRICS

Tom Prescott


07841 168163

Kiera McLaughlin

Kiera McLaughlin

BSc (Hons)