Ealing Broadway shopping centre refurb complete
Thu 25 February 2016, 10:08 am
Owner British Land has completed a refurbishment of Ealing Broadway Shopping Centre, including improvements to the existing malls, enhanced lighting, shop fronts, signage and new toilet facilities.
The town square is set to become an “attractive hub” for community activities, said a spokeswoman. Two new pop-up markets are launching soon, and a variety of street food trucks will be based at the square every Friday as part of Food Stop W5, Ealing Broadway’s new food market.
The car park has also been upgraded with better lighting, CCTV and more efficient ticketing services.
Ealing has recently welcomed new retail and restaurant operators, including jeweller Pandora, click-and-collect service Doddle, all-day brasserie Limeyard and Caribbean-themed restaurant Turtle Bay.
From 5 March and the first Saturday of each month thereafter, Crafted W5 will feature local handmade and artisanal products such as jewellery, soft furnishings and other arts and crafts by the likes of Charlotte Berridge, Belle Ames and Spinning Shreds.
Clas Ohlson and Bubble Magik opened their doors before Christmas. British Land is also planning to redevelop Crystal House, creating a new statement entrance to the shopping centre and improved frontages to the shops on The Broadway. The office building above will be converted and extended to create 55 quality homes for flexible private rented use.
Ealing Broadway’s new restaurant quarter, the Colonnades, is continuing to grow. Both American restaurant Limeyard and Caribbean eatery Turtle Bay have been trading successfully since opening last year with Japanese joint Wasabi set to open this spring.
Auntie Anne’s, the Pennsylvanian pretzel company, has relocated to a permanent kiosk in Broadway Circle. Its former location and adjoining unit will be taken over by the new Wasabi.