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Westfield Stratford City expansion plans submitted

PUBLISHED: 14:58 01 March 2017 | UPDATED: 14:58 01 March 2017

Plans to expand Westfield Stratford City have been submitted (Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA)

Plans to expand Westfield Stratford City have been submitted (Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA)

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London's biggest shopping centre is set to get even bigger.

The green level shows the proposed expansion to Westfield Stratford CityThe green level shows the proposed expansion to Westfield Stratford City

Proposals have been submitted to expand Westfield Stratford City to create a new shopping level with space for around 75 new shops and kiosks underneath the existing Marks and Spencer store.

Under the plans, Level 10 of the car park will be removed, with Level 8 having a change of use from car park to retail. Additional car parking space will be provided on Level 4.

Two new escalators will be built to connect the new stores, which will take up around 150,000 sq ft, with the existing ground floor.

John Burton, head of development at Westfield UK/Europe, said: “Following five years of successful trading where Westfield Stratford City has broken industry records delivering £1.1bn in retail sales and over 46m customers annually, we have submitted an outline planning application to commence the process to engage with the authorities on the potential for an expanded retail and leisure offering.

“The planning application is in response to strong demand from international and UK retailers wanting space at Westfield Stratford City.”

According to a planning document submitted to the London Legacy Development Corporation, the extension – referred to as Phase 2 – “will have a significant positive impact on the vitality and viability of Stratford”.

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