The reception area has the feel of a luxury hotel lobby, while being distinctively Westfield.
Occupying the sixth floor of London’s Midcity development, Westfield’s European headquarters wraps around the building’s ten-storey, glass atrium.
As well as the interiors of the workplace, Woods Bagot created a distinctive identity for the office that is recognisable from any part of the building and also ties into the Westfield brand.
The sliding doors between meeting rooms open into the lobby allowing the space to be fluid and flexible to accommodate different types of meetings as well as serving as a function space in its own right. With just a handful of offices for senior management, the vast majority of the 154 staff work within a large open plan space.
In order to create a collaborative workplace, plenty of meeting rooms and interactive zones were created, allowing employees to be productive within their personal workspaces.
Bedding plants form part of the storage screen in between work teams, and are placed at the atrium parameter, making the Westfield offices instantly recognisable in the building.
Westfield has one of the United Kingdom’s most outstanding shopping centre portfolios with its range of existing centres and future projects.
Since entering the UK market in 2000, Westfield has opened three major shopping centre developments. The first, Westfield Derby, opened in 2007 and immediately catapulted the city more than 20 places up the retail rankings.
The following year, Westfield opened the iconic Westfield London in west London which was recently ranked the number one shopping centre in the UK by Javelin Group. The centre is 100% let and has firmly established itself on the London retail landscape.
In 2011, Westfield opened Westfield Stratford City, the prestigious gateway to the London 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. With over 350 shops, 70 places to eat and drink, cinema, bowling, hotels and offices, Westfield Stratford City is Europe’s largest urban shopping centre.
Westfield was listed as a public company on the Sydney Stock Exchange in 1960.
It began with two shopping centres in Sydney’s then outer suburbs and has since grown to become one of the world’s largest shopping centre owners and managers, and a market leader in Australia, New Zealand, the United States and the United Kingdom.
Throughout, it has played a major role in changing the way the world shops.
Westfield Group has one of the world’s largest shopping centre portfolios with 90 centres in Australia, New Zealand, United States, and the United Kingdom.
Westfield shopping centres are highly productive, with strong franchise value and the ability to attract the world’s leading retail brands.
They are an essential part of the community’s social and economic fabric. Last year more than 1 billion customer visits generated over $40 billion in retail sales.
The Group’s strategy is to develop and own superior retail destinations in major cities by integrating food, fashion, leisure and entertainment and by using technology to better connect retailers with consumers.
The Group continually improves its portfolio by developing existing centres, acquiring new centres and exploring opportunities in new markets.
Many shopping centres in the portfolio are owned in partnership with the world’s leading property investment institutions.
Westfield also works with the world’s leading retail and luxury brands to create a unique shopping and leisure experience.
Westfield manages every aspect of its portfolio – from design, construction and development to leasing, management and marketing – ensuring that its centres constantly meet the highest expectations of today’s retailers and consumers.