West12 trading well, with plans to improve

The manager of the West 12 shopping centre says is is trading well, and targetting convenience shopping.

Jason King, the manager of the West 12 shopping centre, on the southside of Shepherds Bush Green, has said that despite a few closures since the opening of Westfield, the centre is trading well.

He told the Hammersmith Chronicle that West 12 is “a very different animal to Westfield. We’re very much a community shopping centre, and by community I mean not just people who live in the area, but who work here and even commute through here. We’re very much a convenience shopping centre, and our location means people can pop in and out very easily to get something for dinner or pick up their dry cleaning.”

Poundland is enjoying “brisk business”, and a new shop selling second hand video games and DVDs, CeX, has also been successful. Owners Land Securities are looking at options for improving the exterior, with work likely to start in September once Decent Homes work on the blocks of flats above has finished.

There are plans to redevelop Atlantic House, an office block on the site, as a 100 room budget hotel. “We have a major operator on board, and subject to planning planning permission that will be great thing for us and for Shepherd’s Bush,” King told the Chronicle.

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