Three years after work started on the new Westfield Derby, previously known as the Eagle Centre before re-branding, it opened its doors to the public on the 9 October 2007. This eagerly awaited event saw 150,000 people come through the centre's doors in the first eight hours of trading. The busiest retail day in Derby's history!
Shoppers were full of praise and delighted that Derby had now got a shopping centre to rival any other in the Midlands. Sleek floor to ceiling glass fronts, changing mood lighting and the logos of top shops visible from every angle. Polished cream marble effect flooring reflecting the natural light streaming through from the giant skylights creating an impressive sight.
Two thousand eight hundred and fifty jobs have been created and the centre is expected to to attract six million new shoppers to the city. In the first full year it is estimated that around 20 million people will shop at Westfield. The development is expected to attract inward investment to the city from investors who previously would not have considered Derby.
* The £340m development houses more than 150 shopping outlets.
* When the centre opened seventy per cent of the retailers were new to Derby.
* It is spread over a total of 105,800 square metres of floor space.
* It has a 800-seater food court.
* The development includes a 3,700-space multi-storey car park on the roof.
* A taxi-lounge has been created in the centre's car park.
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The prestigious Westfield Derby, opened on the 9 October 2007, rivals any other major shopping centre in the Midlands.
Sleek floor to ceiling glass fronts, changing mood lighting and the logos of top shops visible from every angle. Polished cream marble effect flooring reflecting the natural light streaming through from the giant skylights creating an impressive sight.
The striking £340m shopping development houses more than 150 outlets spread over a total of 105,800 square metres of floor space. It has a 800-seater food court and a 3,700-space multi-storey car park on the roof.
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