Westfield Bradford Broadway Opens 5th November
Thursday, 10 September 2015 | Jon
It has been over 10 years in the making but the Westfield 'Bradford Broadway' shopping centre is now finally nearing completion. Due to open on the 5th November 2015, this development will provide a total of 570,000 sq.ft of retail and leisure space along with 1300 parking spaces in the heart of Bradford city centre.
It has been a troubled project, Westfield originally took ownership of the 12 acre site way back in 2004 but due to the financial crisis in 2008 all work was halted. Having a dormant, empty site in the centre of the city did not go unnoticed by the local community - quickly gaining the nickname 'The Bradford Hole'. Protesters even occupied the site for a while to show their frustration at the lack of development. Eventually an urban park was created to help fill the void until work on the shopping centre could resume.
That day came in January 2014, the temporary park was demolished so that work on the project could be restarted in earnest. High street fashion, food and lifestyle brands quickly started to get behind the project again and the 70 retail units were quickly taken, with Debenhams, M&S and Next taking the three anchor tenancies.
The EZR Shelving team are busy carrying out site surveys and finalising stockroom racking layout designs for a number of retailers that are opening new stores within the Bradford Broadway complex. E-Z-RECT Trimline shelving is being used extensively for efficiently storing shoes, clothing and general goods. All of the storage systems will be installed in plenty of time for the opening on the 5th of November and there is still time to help new clients prepare their stockrooms. If your retail business is opening a new store within Broadway or any other shopping centre or high street location, please contact EZR today on 01993 779494 for help, assistance and competitive stock racking quotes.
The Westfield Bradford Broadway project is part of the wider urban regeneration master plan led by Bradford council. Bradford has an economy worth over £8.3 billion and one of the youngest populations of any major city in the UK. This makes the new shopping complex a key location in the UK and when it opens its doors it will surely turn out to be worth the wait.
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