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.
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.
Westfield London has significantly improved the connectivity of Shepherd’s Bush and White City. Over the past five years, we have:
As part of our expansion plans to the north of Westfield London, we will: