Westfield Stratford draws 47m customers in one year

London shopping centre breaks shopper footfall records; pulls in 8.5 million during Olympics.
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London's Westfield Stratford City has attracted some 47 million shoppers during its first year. 

As well as this record in customer footfall, the shopping centre drew 8.5 million consumers during the Olympics and Paralympics, reports Retail Week.

Toy stores at Westfield include The Entertainer, Lego, Early Learning Centre and Build-A-Bear.

Property company Westfield said the Stratford City centre outperformed the Birmingham’s Bullring, which drew 36.5 million shoppers in its first year, and Cardiff’s St Davids, which attracted 35 million.

Westfield Stratford City opened on September 13th, 2011, and attracted one million people in its first week. It pulled in an average of 800,000 visitors per week.

Westfield director of operations Bill Giouroukos said: “Following an exceptional Games period for Westfield and our retailers, we are now entering the next key phase of development at Westfield Stratford City.

“We are committed to Stratford’s continued regeneration and look to deliver similarly iconic schemes in cities around the world.”

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