Costa has announced plans to open at The Broadway Bradford development.
The UK’s favourite coffee shop brand will be opening in the Broadway centre alongside other leading UK retailers, including anchors Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, together with other major brands from Topshop, Topman and New Look to JD Sports and Boots.
The coffee store will cover a floor space of around 2,100 sq. ft. and will benefit from the modern retail offering at the contemporary development, as well as the anticipated 78% increase in retail spend and 40% increase in footfall following the opening of The Broadway.
Construction work on the development has begun, with large scale cladding works currently underway, forming the Broadway’s underlying steel structure. Upon completion in late 2015, the centre will comprise 6,600 tonnes of structural steel, which will support the 570,000 sq. ft. of floor space.
Keith Mabbett, Westfield’s Director of Leasing said “We’re delighted that Costa will be taking a unit at The Broadway. Costa Coffee, as a global brand, not only adds to the impressive portfolio of retailers that have signed up to the scheme, but is further proof that the development is a key strategic location for other leading UK and international brands.
With well over 50% of the centre’s floor space already committed, demand for spaces is high. As the scheme continues to gain further momentum, we look forward to announcing further retailers over the coming months.”
Caroline Midgley, Acquisition Manager for Costa commented also added “Costa has been voted the nations favourite coffee shop for the third year in a row, offering expertly crafted coffee and a wide selection of hot or cold beverages, complimented by a selection of great tasting sweet and savoury food.
Our new coffee store in The Broadway will provide local shoppers with convenience and quality when they wish to take a break from their shopping and will bring additional footfall to Bradford.”
As half the floor space of the Westfield has been dedicated by high end retail shops and cafes, we can only expect many other fantastic shops to get on board with the Westfield site and begin taking up their spaces.