Regeneration & Economic Benefits

20,000 TOTAL JOBS BY 2018

Generating jobs and training for local people

Westfield London provides 12,000 jobs, both as a direct employer and by attracting world-class retail employers. The proposed retail and residential expansion, set to open in March 2018, will create a further 8,000 jobs.

SUPPORTING LOCAL BUSINESSES

Westfield London attracts over 28 million visitors each year. This boosts footfall in the area, which results in additional trade for local businesses. The  addition of KidZania alone attracts hundreds of thousands of visitors each year. It is estimated that a further £300 million a year will be generated in the local economy through the expansion. Westfield has helped to make Shepherd’s Bush an International Town Centre under the London Plan and one of the top five tourist destinations in London.

Westfield continues to support local businesses and, since opening the centre, has contributed to the funding of a Town Centre Manager and has been an active member of the Shepherd’s Bush Business Forum,

Chair of the White City Jobs and Training Panel and member of the White City Forum, a group of the major landowner interest in the area.

SIGNIFICANT INVESTMENT IN PUBLIC TRANSPORT

£170 million investment in local infrastructure

Westfield London has significantly improved the connectivity of Shepherd’s Bush and White City. Over the past five years, we have:

  • Introduced a new Overground railway station at Shepherd’s Bush
  • Rebuilt Shepherd’s Bush Underground station
  • Introduced a new Underground Station at Wood Lane
  • Fund the extended platforms and new northern entrance hall at Shepherd’s Bush Overground station
  • Created two new bus stations at Wood Lane and Shepherd’s Bush
  • Contributed to the extension of Barclays Cycle Hire to West London
  • Introduced new pedestrian and cycle routes

As part of our expansion plans to the north of Westfield London, we will:

  • Create further public realm and populated urban spaces
  • Create new pedestrian and cycle routes
  • Create two new bus stations at Wood Lane and Shepherd’s Bush
  • Relocate the existing bus layover from the listed Dimco building thus allowing its re use as a different use