Published On: Wed, Apr 2nd, 2014 on 1:19 pm

Major milestone achieved for Bradford’s Broadway development

Bradford Broadway Construction

(l-r) Leader of Bradford Council Cllr David Green, Westfield Head of Design and Construction Keith Whitmore, and Deputy Leader of Bradford Council Cllr Imran Hussain

Bradford Broadway Construction
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Towering steel structures have been unveiled today at Bradford’s Broadway development site, which is undergoing construction ahead of a £260 million shopping centre expected to open next year.

Signifying a key milestone in the construction stage, a special tour was held to update on the progress of the development.

Keith Whitmore, Head of Design and Construction at Westfield, told the Yorkshire Standard: “The development is going extremely well and we’ve made a lot of headway since early January. We’ve got a busy site now and there were over 200 people on-site today.

“We thought about it long before it started, so I’m not surprised at the progress we’ve made. The construction work has been the pebble in the pond. Once completed, it will cause a ripple effect around Bradford.”

Construction of the new Broadway shopping centre started earlier this year, and the surrounding Urban Garden was closed to make way for it to begin.

Since January, over 2000 cubic metres of concrete has been set and 700 tonnes of steel has been put in place with more being brought in.

The completed 570,000 sq ft shopping centre will feature a mix of over 70 high street fashion, food and lifestyle brands as well as restaurants and cafes, also providing a boost in regional job opportunities in the process.

Various big-name retailers and eateries have already announced plans to take space at the complex and its food court, including KFC, Burger King, Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Next, Topshop and Topman, River Island and Sainsbury Local.

The shopping centre is expected to open late next year.

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Hasan Faridi

- Hasan is the founder and editor-in chief of the Yorkshire Standard. A BA Hons graduate from the University of Huddersfield, he has over four years of experience in newspapers, magazines and radio.

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