BOSSES at developers Westfield are hailing news of nine new retailers at Bradford’s Broadway shopping scheme as a “fantastic vote of confidence”.
The nine new tenants include six firsts for the city, according to Westfield.
Leading fashion and footwear retailer Footasylum, luxury baker Patisserie Valerie and the UK’s largest independent toy retailer, The Entertainer have all confirmed that they will open their first stores in Bradford at The Broadway.
In more firsts for Bradford, they will be joined by food retailers Taco Bell, Wrap Chic and Spud U Like, meaning together with new signing Subway, the centre’s food court is now fully let.
Travel operator Thomson and the UK’s leading health retailer Holland & Barrett have been added to the list of new additions.
Keith Mabbett, director of leasing at Westfield, said: “To be able to announce nine new sign-ups is an absolutely fantastic vote of confidence in both The Broadway and in Bradford as a whole.
“These new retailers are another fantastic step forward for The Broadway and we’re thrilled to welcome them all. Each brings something different to the centre and we know they’ll provide local people with more shopping choice.
“The latest sign-ups include more firsts for Bradford, confirming the development as the choice destination for major retailers who haven’t previously been able to find a suitable location for their business in the city.
“We have built up fantastic momentum in terms of securing retailers, and there are many more great names to come in the next few months.”
The Broadway, which is due to open this autumn, will create 2,500 new retail jobs. Debenhams and Marks & Spencer are the main anchor tenants.
Over 70 per cent of the centre’s floor space has now been taken.
Westfield said that Taco Bell is a replacement for the previously signed up Hey Potato.
Store sizes are Footasylum: 5,048 sq ft.
The Entertainer: 4,793 sq ft
Thomson: 1,604 sq ft
Holland and Barrett: 2,196 sq ft
Patisserie Valerie: 2,530 sq ft