Countdown to Bradford’s latest retail centre is on

The countdown to Bradford’s latest retail centre is on, with just 100 days to go until the doors of The Broadway Bradford are opened to shoppers for the first time.

To mark the start of the official countdown to the launch, The Broadway has released exclusive, previously unseen, time lapse footage of the site’s transformation.

The £260 million development, the largest UK retail centre to launch this year, will open on Thursday 5 November ahead of the Christmas rush.

The 570,000 sq ft centre, which will create 2,500 new retail jobs upon opening, will be the largest retail centre in the country to open in 2015.

The Broadway is now well over 70 per cent let with leading department and fashion stores, including anchors Marks & Spencer and  Debenhams,  and high street fashion favourites H&M, Next, Topshop, Topman, New Look, schuh and River Island.

Myf Ryan, Westfield director of Marketing said: “After a lot of hard work and support from the Bradford community, we are now just 100 days away from opening our doors to the public for the very first time. The exclusive time lapse footage shows just how far we’ve come and it’s really exciting to see it all come together.

“Not only will the centre provide an unrivalled retail environment for shoppers in Bradford and the surrounding areas, but it will also deliver a significant boost to the local and regional economy whilst continuing to attract inward investment for the City’s regeneration. We are looking forward to welcoming the community through our doors on November 5.”

Coun David Green, leader of Bradford Council, said: “These are exciting times for Bradford, with all the new investment coming to the city, and now we are just over three months away from the opening of The Broadway. The Broadway is a key part of the ongoing regeneration of Bradford city centre and has been key in building confidence in the district.”

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