By Ninder Kaur


The countdown to Bradford’s brand new shopping centre is on, with just 28 days to go until the doors of The Broadway Bradford are opened to shoppers for the first time.


The £260 million development will open on Thursday, 5 November ahead of the Christmas rush.


M&S pictured in Broadway Bradford site

At 570,000 sq ftThe Broadway will be the largest UK retail centre to open in 2015 and will create 2,500 new retail jobs.

The Broadway is now well over 80% let with leading department and fashion stores, including anchors Debenhams and Marks & Spencer, and high street fashion favourites H&M, Next, Topshop, Topman, New Look, Schuh and River Island.

It has also been announced that UK stationary brand Paperchase will also be setting up a spot in the new establishment.



Myf Ryan, Westfield Director of Marketing, said: “After a lot of hard work and support from the Bradford community, we are now less than two months away from opening our doors to the public for the very first time on Thursday 5 of November. I’m delighted that the centre is now well over 80% let and we have some fantastic retailers lined up for shoppers in Bradford, including our anchor retailers M&S, Debenhams and Next, as well as some new retailers for Bradford, such as Schuh, Paperchase and Superdry, and Bradford’s first food hall featuring names such as Taco Bell and Love Koffee. “


“Securing these retailers is yet another vote of confidence in both The Broadway and Bradford and will not only bring more choice to shoppers in Bradford but will also provide 2,500 new job opportunities.  The centre will also help deliver a significant boost to the local and regional economy whilst continuing to attract inward investment for the City’s regeneration.”


Bradford resident Eileen Everson, 45, who is eager for the centre to open said: “I cannot wait until it opens. Its not long to go now. It is such a great opportunity for the city of Bradford and I do hope it brings in a lot more people from neighbouring cities and towns.”


A total of 47 retailers have signed up so far.

Here’s the full official line-up:

  • 3 Store
  • Boots
  • Burger King
  • Card Factory
  • Carphone Warehouse
  • Costa
  • Debenhams
  • EE
  • Ernest Jones
  • Footasylum
  • Goldsmiths Boutique
  • H Samuel
  • H&M
  • Hey Potato
  • Holland and Barrett
  • iBrow and Beauty
  • JD
  • Juice
  • KFC
  • Khaadi
  • Kiko Milano
  • Love Koffee
  • M&S
  • Mooboo
  • New Look
  • Next
  • Office
  • Paperchase
  • Pattisserie Valerie
  • Perfume Shop
  • Poundland
  • River Island
  • Sainsburys
  • Schuh
  • Spud U Like
  • Subway
  • Superdry
  • Taco Bell
  • The Case Tailors
  • The Entertainer
  • Thomson
  • Topshop
  • Vision Express
  • Vodafone
  • WHSmith
  • Wrap Chic
  • Yangtze