Avison Young’s UK Cities Recovery Index was created in 2020 to monitor the diversity of market activity and the speed and trajectory of the recovery across our cities as a result of Covid-19.

Fast forward to 2022 and whilst Covid is no longer dominating the economic landscape, we think it’s an important period in time to capture how the UK cities performed and ultimately recovered.

2 years on, what did our data reveal?

What makes up The Recovery Index?

Sector Indices

Our sector indices include data points for:

Commercial activity: Industry, business sentiment and employment

Hotels and leisure: Restaurant, pub, bar and other leisure activities

Mobility: Journeys by foot, air, train, bus and car

Residential: Residential property market activity

Retail: Footfall, shop visits and consumer confidence

Return to Office: Commuting patterns and levels of office occupancy

Recovery Index

The Sector Indices are combined into an overall Recovery Index, which illustrates the evolution of urban impact and recovery over time. This is presented Nationally as well as for each of our reported cities.

Daily Activity Recovery Tracker (DART)

The DART is a grouping of the highest frequency indicators which give an early prediction of the likely trajectory of the Index.

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