Regeneration and the creation of local jobs are the focal points of Westfield UK’s community efforts having delivered three major retail regeneration projects in Derby and its two London centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford (the first piece of the London 2012 legacy). Having invested £3.5bn since entering the UK, these projects have created 25,000 new jobs in the UK and over 30,000 construction jobs. A further £2.5bn will be invested and 13,000 more jobs created as Westfield continues to develop in the UK.
Westfield London has pioneered the regeneration of The White City Opportunity Area is one of the most exciting regeneration opportunities with potential to deliver huge benefits for the W12 area and beyond. Westfield London is seen as a catalyst for the future development and regeneration of the wider White City Opportunity Area, including Shepherd’s Bush town centre, and the cornerstone for future investment which is anticipated to be in excess of £1 billion over the next 10 years.
Westfield London is an active member of the local community and takes pride in contributing to many local organisations as well as supporting our national partner, Save the Children. Our support for local communities is varied and involves working with various charities throughout the year as well as supporting projects in West London specifically. We also provide opportunities for local charitable organisations to drive awareness of their work within the centre. We have worked closely with a number of local organisations such as Big Local, Bush Hall, Volunteer 4 U, ArtsFest, Phoenix High School and many more.
• £12.25 million to support infrastructure and the successful development of the White City Opportunity Area and wider Borough – in particular improvements to education, skills and public realm
• £600,000 to support local jobs and training including the provision of a further Work Zone facility for LBHF in the development
• A commitment between the Council and Westfield to work together to create training, employment and procurement opportunities for the local community
• The provision of 162 affordable housing units, with the potential for this number to rise to 250 if the scheme generates a significant surplus subject to further viability reviews
• £7 million to support transport improvements including rail infrastructure, increased bus capacity and road improvements
Westfield has a commitment to developing openly accessible amenity spaces and public realm for cohesion between adjoining development sites and ultimately for community enjoyment.
Jobs, skills and training are an important part of our contribution to the local community, working with our partners including the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham through the Work Zone. Visit the Jobs and Training page to find out more.