Westfield’s leasing director on physical retail being ‘back with a bang’

Kate Orwin, leasing director, Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield

As footfall inches up to pre-pandemic levels, Retail Week sits down with Kate Orwin, leasing director at Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield, to find out what’s in store for some of the biggest shopping centres in the country

2023 was a strong year for Westfield shopping centres as physical retail saw a real resurgence, attracting 30 million people to White City and 52 million to Stratford in the full year.

With 83 new openings and upsizes, vacancy levels have fallen significantly and footfall is up by 6.1%, matching 2019 levels. 


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