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Westfield to expand with £1bn proposals to regenerate White City

Westfield, not content with being one of the largest shopping centres in the UK, is set to undergo a big expansion, according to new plans.

Plans will go into consultation this month to transform the surrounding White City area of London and completely regenerate it, at a cost of £1 billion.

Think another Westfield shopping centre about 5 minutes away and you get the gist of the plans. If the plans are approved, it would see 1,700 new homes and about 500,000 sq ft of retail space built in the White City area, which is close to Shepherd’s Bush in London.

The work is still in the planning stages, but is already being hyped up by Westfield’s Duncan Bower, who said in a statement:

“This project will form a pivotal link between White City and Shepherd’s Bush while creating over 2,500 jobs for local people.”

In other London news, Hammerson are set to build two new buildings in London’s Square Mile, after being granted planning permission by the City of London. The £350 million London Wall scheme will include 500,000 sq ft of offices in London.

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