WORK is continuing apace on the Westfield Broadway shopping centre in Bradford, as cladding is starting to appear on the outside of the site.

The £275 million project is taking shape with work now complete on the frame of the development.

Last month, New Look and JD Sports became the latest retailer to sign up. They joined Marks & Spencer, Top Shop and Top Man, River Island and Boots which have already committed to having units on-site.


The centre is expected to create 2,500 retail jobs and is due to open its doors to shoppers in December 2015.

Bradford companies are involved in the mechanical and electrical engineering, groundwork and concrete and security at the site.

A Westfield spokesman said: “We’ve been really pleased about the progress that has been made on The Broadway since construction began in January.

"We have now completed erecting the centre’s frame, comprising around 6,800 tonnes of steel.

“In the coming weeks people will see more cladding being attached to the frame, as we move towards making The Broadway watertight, allowing more internal work to commence.

“We’re delighted that over 50 per cent of The Broadway’s floor space is committed, with further retailer announcements over the coming months.

“We will keep Bradford updated as the construction continues.”