On October 9th 2007 Westfield Derby opened. This is my video of the new centre using photographs and video I took on the opening day, apart from the nighttime photo at 02:28 which I took at night!
On its opening day, the centre attracted 150,000 shoppers. As of 7th November 2007 More than 2.5 million shoppers have flocked to the Westfield centre since it opened. This is more than double the 1.2 million people who passed through the doors of the Eagle Centre in the same four weeks in 2006.
The £340m development houses more than 150 shopping units. It has 105,800 sq metres of floor space. The development includes a 2,000-space multi-storey car park on the roof. It also has an 800-seater food court.
On the very top of the shopping centre is the £30m, 12-screen Showcase Cinema de Lux, The UK's first Cinema de Lux which opened Friday 16 May 2008. For more info...
This new shopping centre opened to public about 8.15am with shops opening every now and then through out the day, The new Marks & Spencer store was opened by Marion Brown who has worked at M&S in Derby for 42 years, since leaving school at the age of 15 (see her opening the M&S store in my video at 02:34)
The Mall was officially opened by Tess Daly, The Strictly Come Dancing star declared Westfield Derby officially open at 12.15pm on Tuesday 9th October 2007.
Shops : The two main department stores are Debenhams and Marks and Spencer also a large Next. Some other shops you will find here include All Saints, G Star, The Pier, Zara, Bershka, Topshop, River Island, KRCS Computer Store (Apple Premium Reseller), H&M, H&M Kids, Bestsellers, Build a Bear, Schuh, Monsoon, Accessorize, New Look, Principles, Warehouse, Levi's, Paper Sun, Pumpkin Patch, Faith, The Body Shop, Lush, Two Seasons, Dorothy Perkins, Republic, La Senza, Jane Norman, Paperchase, Gloria Jeans Oasis,Barratts, Sony Centre, Sportsworld, Clintons, Birthdays, Adams Kids, Dolland and Aitchison, Holland and Barratt, Beaverbrooks, F Hinds, Trade Secrets, Carphone Warehouse, Paperchase, Ministry of Design, Zumo, Pearl Boutique, Eltex, Thomas Kinkade, Judith Hart, Xplicit, Tai-ji, CEX Limited, Barönjon, Accessorize, All Saints, RED5, Intimas, Bershka, Delight (Yankee Candle), Diamonds and Pearls etc etc
Visit the Stores section of the Westfield Derby website for a full list of stores and their location within the Mall.
For ex-pats that have not been back to Derby for a few years you are probably wondering where is this place?, Well do you remember the old Main Centre, its on top of that area and streaches all the way down Traffic Street and a long way around London Road as well.