Regeneration and the creation of local jobs are the focal points of Westfield UK’s community efforts having delivered three major retail regeneration projects in Derby and its two London centres in Shepherd’s Bush and Stratford (the first piece of the London 2012 legacy). Having invested £3.5bn since entering the UK, these projects have created 25,000 new jobs in the UK and over 30,000 construction jobs. A further £2.5bn will be invested and 13,000 more jobs created as Westfield continues to develop in the UK. Supporting children’s health and education is also important and in 2012 Westfield launched its key charity partnership with Save the Children.
Westfield London and Westfield Stratford City have pioneered the regeneration of two key areas of London. In the West, The White City Opportunity Area is one of the most exciting regeneration opportunities with potential to deliver huge benefits for the W12 area and beyond. Westfield London is seen as a catalyst for the future development and regeneration of the wider White City Opportunity Area, including Shepherdís Bush town centre, and the cornerstone for future investment which is anticipated to be in excess of £1 billion over the next 10 years.
In the East, Westfield Stratford City was the first piece of the Olympic legacy and will continue to play an important regeneration role as the area continues to be transformed with the reopening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and further residential and office investments.
Westfield Stratford City is a metropolitan capital for East London, a city within a city, an innovative and dynamic place for a new generation of consumer to shop, to eat, to meet, to be entertained and to stay.
At the gateway to the Olympic Park, with spectacular views over London, Westfield Stratford City opens up a whole new vantage point to the public, a new way to see and experience the City.
Celebrating the passion and dynamism of East London, Westfield Stratford City embraces its unique East End roots. Working with local artists we have commissioned an array of work which has been built into the fabric of the centre.