M&S deal revives stalled 275m Bradford centre

Published:  03 August, 2011

BRADFORD: Retail developer Westfield could restart construction on its stalled shopping centre in Bradford by the end of the year after signing up M&S as an anchor tenant. Plans for a scaled-down 275m Broadway shopping centre will be submitted to the local council this week.

Debenhams was the major planned tenant when the scheme was mothballed in 2008.

It has been scaled down from 100 shops to 75 covering 550,000 sq ft.

Westfield told the Daily Telegraph it needs to secure further pre-lets before restarting construction but it could be back on site within the year.

Peter Miller, chief operating officer at Westfield, said: "There has been strong interest from retailers who are keen to take space in the scheme and we look forward to announcing further signings in the near future."

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