Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has submitted plans to convert the former House of Fraser anchor store on the southern terrace of Westfield London in to co-working space and a number of smaller retail units.
The shopping centre owner says they have found no one willing to take on the 100,000 sq ft store. The new proposals would break it down in two two retail units totalling 30,000 sf ft across the two lower floors of the current unit, and 70,000 sq ft of office space split across those two floors and including the entirety of the upper floor.
Westfield say the inclusion of additional office space will help to enhance the overall Westfield London development and will provide additional footfall to the existing restaurants and retailers in the area, and that the addition of office space at this location (particularly co-working space) will encourage more companies to be based in the area which will further enhance the socio-economic climate that already exists within the White City area.
Other changes in the pipeline at Westfield London include Harrods moving in to the former Debenhams store, and the conversion of three empty units in to an “interactive family experience”.