Colliers International has helped SEAT acquire its' first London retail store.
SEAT has secured a 2,000 sq ft unit at Westfield London, in Shepherd’s Bush W12.
This recent acquisition follows the brand’s launch of its first ever global store at Intu Lakeside, Essex in 2016. SEAT’s new store will be managed by franchised operator, Group 1 Automotive.
Westfield London is one of Europe’s largest urban fashion and luxury retail; dining; leisure and entertainment destinations, with an annual footfall of over 27 million, generating over £990 million in sales.
The SEAT unit is located on the first floor of the shopping centre, has been designed in a Barcelona style and showcases the brand’s latest vehicle line-up, in-car technology, and advanced features. Customers can also take an unaccompanied test drive and purchase new vehicles direct in-store, which will be available to take home in just seven days.
Emel Ahmet, Associate Director in Colliers International’s Birmingham office Retail team, who advised on the acquisition, said: “Over the past year, we’ve witnessed an unprecedented volume of enquiries from dealerships looking to take physical space in retail hubs, to connect more people with their brand who may not have been engaged beforehand.
“This new retail store concept provides Westfield London’s shoppers with an innovative and exciting experience. It also enables SEAT to showcase its latest vehicles and digital innovations to new and existing customers, in an area with significant exposure for the brand and guaranteed footfall."
Bill Moss, Commercial Director at Westfield London commented: "Westfield is pleased to be at the forefront of this new concept within the motor industry and together with Colliers, we are excited to take this to the next generation with SEAT."
The store was officially opened today by English fashion model, racing car driver and television personality, Jodie Kidd.
Read more at www.colliers.com.
29/09/2017 05:45 by Buildington
Britain's first "reality theme park", a 80,000sq ft two-storey attraction, where children take jobs and earn "money" in a virtual city centre is launching in Westfield, reports Montagu Evans.
The £20 million KidZania centre —complete with streets and moving vehicles — will open at the Westfield London shopping mall in Shepherd’s Bush late next year or early 2015.
London’s KidZania is expected to attract up to one million visitors a year and will be constructed above the Marks & Spencer store at the shopping centre.
KidZania was founded in 1999 and has 12 sites in locations such as Tokyo, Seoul, Dubai and Bangkok. It has further openings planned in São Paulo, Kuwait and Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
For further information visit www.kidzania.com. Montagu Evans advised on planning.
28/07/2015 14:24 by Buildington
Boris Johnson, Mayor of London, has approved plans to extend Westfield Shopping Centre in Shepherds Bush and build more than 1,300 homes.
The £1billion scheme will be anchored by a John Lewis department store, the first in West London. The development will also include restaurants and cafes, office space, a children’s play space and a new leisure complex. It is expected that the expansion will create around 6,700 permanent new jobs.
Developer, Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd will build 1,347 homes. 162 of these homes will be affordable homes, 40 per cent of which will be social rented. This number could increase subject to viability assessments.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson approved the scheme yesterday (Thursday, May 29). He said: “Westfield has had a transformational impact on Shepherds Bush and White City, kickstarting widespread social and economic regeneration. This expansion will create thousands of much-needed new homes and jobs and ensure that the area remains one of West London’s leading shopping destinations for many years to come.”
The 230,000 sq ft John Lewis store will operate over four floors, creating approximately 600 new jobs.
Tim Harrison, head of format development at John Lewis said "This is very positive news. We look forward to bringing our offer closer to customers in West London. We will continue to work closely with Westfield during the next design stage and towards delivery of the shop for 2017."
The development sits within the White City Opportunity Area – one of more than 30 areas designated by the Mayor with significant capacity for new housing, commercial and other development.
The Opportunity Area seeks to build on White City’s heritage in creative, media and entertainment industries. Other elements include the redevelopment of the former BBC Television Centre in Wood Lane and a new campus for Imperial College, Imperial West. In total, there is capacity for 5,000 homes and 10,000 jobs.
Source: Greater London Authority www.london.gov.uk May 30, 2014
03/06/2014 01:27 by Buildington
Planning permission was granted last week for the revised masterplan for Westfield at White City by Allies & Morrison Architects. The proposal was for an extension of the shopping centre, a new John Lewis department store and over 1300 residential units. More information about the site extension: www.westfieldlondon-plans.co.uk
07/04/2014 14:33 by Buildington
All this talk of the Westfield Shopping Centre causing a house price boom in Shepherds Bush is true! Since approval has been given to expand Westfield and John Lewis is rumoured to be opening a
flagship store here, we have had a mass influx of new buyers registering in the area.
Westfield will apparently spend £1m on road improvements and £3.9m on platform lengthening at Shepherds Bush Overground station, all part of a major £1bn regeneration strategy to be carried out over the next 17 years.
Market comment from Dean Moriarty, Manager of Faron Sutaria, Shepherds Bush www.faronsutaria.co.uk
26/03/2012 21:28 by Buildington
American Apparel Inc. announced it will be opening its 18th store in Westfield London.
The 2,100-square-foot location, announced on Dec. 27, will sell womenswear and unisex fashion.
02/01/2012 13:52 by Buildington
Venuescore confirms London Westfield as the UK's leading stand-alone shopping centre, followed by Bluewater, Meadowhall and Trafford centre. London Westfield’s unique tenant line-up also makes it the UK’s most aspirational shopping destination outside London West End.
he report assesses the UK’s leading 2,000+ commercial venues based on the presence of leading retailers and brands trading there, and evaluates these retail destinations across a range of attributes including market position, age focus, tourist orientation, fashionability and foodservice.
21/10/2011 23:38 by
Property developer Westfield has unveiled plans for a £1bn extension to its White City shopping centre in West London, reports The Telegraph.
The plans include 1,700 homes and 500,000 sq ft of new retail space, including a department store which John Lewis is the early favourite to occupy.
The extension would create a pedestrianised area adjacent to the existing shopping centre and connect with the town centre of Shepherd's Bush. At present, the land is occupied by access roads, service yards and warehouses.
Read the full article: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/constructionandproperty/8601464/Westfield-plans-1bn-expansion-of-White-City-site.html
28/06/2011 10:48 by Buildington