Westfield's Bradford development may be soldTuesday, 14 August 2012
A stalled shopping centre development in Bradford may be put
up for sale by its owner Westfield.
With planning to open in Bradford's town centre, the shopping area covers a vast 23 acre site, approximately 550,000 square feet of retail space, which is now an 'eye sore' to inhabitants as building developments have been halted.
In an interview with the Sunday Express co-chief executive of Westfield Steven Lowy said: “We may sell it but it will play out in a way which pleases the people of Bradford.”
But a spokesman for the landlord, which owns shopping centres Westfield Stratford City and Westfield London, said it would not comment on any sale of its centres.
“Westfield has recently completed signings of its anchor tenants with M&S joining Debenhams, while Next has confirmed its second Bradford store.
Commenting on the potential sale local MP George Galloway said: “I will help find a buyer if it goes to market. “The city needs the hole to be filled and for jobs to be created.”