Westfield London has launched the first phase of its £600 million, 740,000 sq ft expansion, with star retailer John Lewis opening its 50th store. The project will see more than 90 new stores, cafes, restaurants and leisure outlets open throughout 2018, taking Westfield London to 2.6m sq ft and making it the largest shopping centre in Europe.
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Peter Miller, COO at Westfield Europe, comments: “The further investment ahead of the centre’s 10th anniversary year is testimony to the strength of Westfield London which experiences high retail demand for space from luxury and High Street brands looking to house their flagship stores, along with first to market dining and leisure concepts."
"Westfield London has introduced a number of UK centre firsts including the first luxury precinct, new hotel concierge services, an expanded dining offer as well as hosting major international events and film premieres. It is now time to build on that success with the opening of the expansion.”