Primark to open a 70,000-sq ft store in what will Europe’s biggest shopping centre
With less than four months to go until the opening of Westfield London’s £600m expansion, Primark has been unveiled as the second anchor joining John Lewis. Due to open in March 2018, the expansion of Westfield London will create an extra 740,000 sq ft of retail, dining, entertainment and leisure space, bringing the total GLA to 2.6m sq ft.
Westfield has also named additional retailers joining the line-up including luxury beauty brand Space NK in 820 sq ft and the innovative beauty store Urban Decay in 1,856 sq ft. Women’s lingerie retailer Bravissimo is taking 4,800 sq ft and will be joined by men’s fashion brands Frencheye in 1,302 sq ft and Emperor in 581 sq ft. Currys PC World will open an 8,320-sq ft store.
These new retailers and others will join the 230,000-sq ft full line John Lewis department store within the expansion, alongside Chinese fashion brand Urban Revivo’s flagship 22,000-sq ft store, its first outside of Asia. Ichiba has taken 17,400 sq ft for Europe’s largest Japanese food hall and All Star Lanes will operate a boutique bowling venue out of 16,910 sq ft.
Westfield head of leasing Keith Mabbett said: “London continues to be an attractive destination for major international retailers and we’re working closely with brands to deliver new and innovative retail spaces that create the ideal environment for a remarkable shopping and entertainment experience.”