Westfield launches UK largest mallThursday, 30 October 2008
An architectually stunning showcase, the Westfield is home to a plethora of retailers from high end boutiques such as Louis Vuitton and Prada to high street favourites Cos and Zara. Over 280 luxury, premium and high street retailers from more than 15 countries are housed under its stunning glass roof, which further sees 14 brands make their UK debut and others creating stores that will set new standards in retail design.
Despite the credit crunch, the Westfield is expected to attract over 21 million visitors a year, some 60,000 per day.
The Mall is managed by the Westfield Group, an vertically integrated shopping centre group undertaking ownership, development, design, construction and marketing activities. I has investment interest in 119 shopping centres in four countries , with a total value in excess of £24 billion and is the largest retail property group in the by world.
One of the Westfield's much publicised highlights is its luxury precinct called The Village, which features prestigious retailers such as Dior, De Beers, Miu Miu Versace. Unfortunately, none of these stores had opened in time for the launch, with some, including Louis Vuitton, not scheduled to open until March 2009.
Image: Westfield mall