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Family reunion…in sand!

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SAND-TASTIC: Zayn Malik’s mum, Tricia, called the sand sculpture of her son ‘fantastic’ during a visit to The Broadway last week

SAND-TASTIC: Zayn Malik’s mum, Tricia, called the sand sculpture of her son ‘fantastic’ during a visit to The Broadway last week

Broadway’s sand sculptures get the Malik seal of approval

An A-list gathering with a twist took place today Bradford’s Broadway shopping centre last week, as Zayn Malik’s mum and sisters gathered for a closer look at a sand sculpture created in tribute to the city’s very own superstar.

Earlier this month, shoppers watched as sand artists sculpted three and a half tonnes of sand into works of art showcasing the best of Bradford - these included a city scene, magician Dynamo and former One Directioner, Zayn.

BEST OF BRADFORD: The Broadway general manager, Ian Ward, greets Tricia Malik

BEST OF BRADFORD: The Broadway general manager, Ian Ward, greets Tricia Malik

Tricia Malik, Zayn’s mum and a self-confessed ‘regular shopper at The Broadway’, paid a visit to the centre on Monday 15th August to see the sculpture and pose for a sand-tastic photograph for the Malik family album.

Sisters Safaa, Waliyha and Doniya were also keen to get a closer look at their sibling’s sand sculpture.

Tricia Malik said: “I couldn’t believe it when I heard that The Broadway had decided to create a sculpture of Zayn. I think it’s fantastic.

“Zayn’s sisters and I shop at The Broadway all the time – it’s wonderful to see something like this right in our home town.

“We all wanted to come along today to see it for ourselves. It’s not every day someone carves a sculpture of your son. I know he’ll be absolutely overwhelmed to hear about it.”

The sculptures were created by Bradford team ‘Sand in Your Eye’ and is just one of several attractions planned for The Broadway over the summer months.

Ian Ward, general manager at The Broadway, said he was ‘delighted’ to welcome the Malik family down to the centre.

“When we commissioned these sculptures, we wanted to celebrate everything that’s great about Bradford,” he added. “Zayn epitomises the vibrancy and uniqueness of this city, and he’s so popular with our shoppers, we knew we had to include him.

“We never imagined we’d have a family photograph taken on the malls with his mum and sisters. It was a really special moment.

“We’re thrilled that they like the sculpture and we would invite all Zayn fans to come along and see it too. The sculptures will be here all summer.”

CENTROS UNICO: Europe’s leading laser hair removal clinic opens in The Broadway

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centros team (300x269)Bradford’s Broadway Shopping Centre welcomed in its newest tenant last week as yet another world-renowned brand opened its first site in the city.

With over 300,000 happy customers around the world, Centros Unico are the number one hair removal and aesthetic clinic in Europe with a reputation for providing innovative, non-invasive treatments.

Shahzad Ahmed is the owner of the new city-centre store and says he is looking forward to bringing a host of ‘exciting, new treatments’ to customers in Bradford.

“For the past four years, Leeds has been the only West Yorkshire city with a Centros Unico establishment so it is fantastic to be able to open our biggest ever site here in Bradford’s Broadway shopping centre,” he said.

“The reputation of the brand speaks for itself with outlets operating around the world. We are not a small independent company, we are a large business with an international reputation as leaders in the industry.

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“We are delighted to be here in Bradford and have real confidence in the future of this city. To be a part of ‘The Broadway experience’ is fantastic.”

Founded in Spain, Centros Unico is the market leader in quality hair removal offering superior diode laser technology - the most effective and lasting existing technology, to all customers.

Perfect for all skin types, the laser is one of the most advanced in the market and a new one is specially produced for every Centros Unico centre around the world.

Of course, there are a host of other services provided at the centre, including medical aesthetic treatments carried out by in-house doctors.

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Aesthetic medicine is a branch of medicine that deals with the restoration, maintenance and promotion of aesthetics, beauty and health, using medical practices that are usually moderately or minimally invasive, without anaesthetic or with topical or local anaesthetic and on an outpatient basis.

From facial mesotherapy – for smoother, more youthful looking skin, to wrinkle and fat reduction or dermal fillers, the list of services at Centros Unico guarantees to meet the customer’s requirements.

“The treatments we provide at The Broadway are like nothing the city has ever seen before,” Shahzad added.

“Our therapists are all qualified to the highest NVQ levels and hold qualifications for laser and aesthetic treatments, and are here to help you today.

“New offers are introduced every week so be sure to call down and see what we can do for you.”

Centros Unico is a pioneer in providing medical aesthetic services, offering a wide range of non-invasive beauty treatments at very competitive prices

As your skin faces the harsh winter weather this year, give yourself the treatment you deserve and visit Centros Unico in The Broadway for a premier service every time.

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Contact details:

The Broadway Centre,



Tel: 01274 800811

Opening times: Monday-Saturday: 9am-9pm,

Sunday 11am-5pm (Winter times)

Open for business: Thousands flock to opening of The Broadway

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SONY DSCIt has been almost two decades in the making yet last week, on Thursday 5th November 2015, The Broadway shopping centre finally opened its doors to the public.

With X-Factor winner Alexandra Burke on hand to cut the official ribbon, the city centre was abuzz with energy as queues formed at all entrances with shoppers aiming to get a first look inside the landmark development.

Costing £260million to construct, The Broadway is the largest retail centre to open in the UK this year, with 2,500 new retail jobs created through the investment.

At the opening, dignitaries were joined by MPs, councillors, Bradford City Football Club representatives and local celebrities, who enjoyed a VIP ribbon cutting before crowds flooded in.

Bradford Council leader, Cllr David Green, spoke about his delight of finally seeing the doors open and said he expected to see a growth of confidence spread throughout the city.


“This is a 21st century shopping experience that the people of this district and beyond deserve,” he said.

“I think that when people come through the doors, they will realise that the wait was worth it and what we have now is somewhere that any city in the country would be incredibly proud of having.

“Bradford city centre is a key priority for all of us and by working with the council and the private sector, we are starting to see a growth in confidence, a growth in belief, and most importantly, a growth in delivery.


“This isn’t the end of the work planned for Bradford city centre, it is merely a staging post.”

Lord Mayor of Bradford, Cllr Joanne Dodds, added: “The community are so behind this today and what it means for Bradford. It is absolutely massive and I am very emotional so I just hope everyone can enjoy today.”

It is not only businesses in The Broadway which are likely to benefit from the centre’s opening, with surrounding shops also likely to see an increase in trade.


Retail spend in the city centre is anticipated to increase by over 75 per cent to approximately £1billion, with city footfall also predicted to increase to over 32 million.

Amjad Pervez, managing director at Seafresh, was one of the directors on the Bradford Regeneration Company back in 1999, when discussions for a city centre shopping centre were first envisioned.

At the opening, he praised the eventual outcome of The Broadway and looked forward to further developments across the city.


“It may have taken a long time to get here but let’s forget history, move forward and celebrate what we have here today,” he said.

“This area is absolutely fabulous and frankly this is what Bradford needed. The heart of the city was dead and when the heart is dead the rest of the body cannot function as it should do.

“This investment will give a huge impetus of confidence for the city with huge brands opening stores here. I think what this does is bring Bradford on par with other cities in terms of a shopping experience.”


Chief operating officer of Westfield – the centre’s developer, Peter Miller, reiterated this belief, and says a ‘catalytic effect’ is already underway.

“It is a fantastic legacy we leave behind with this project,” he said.

“2,500 jobs have been created by this development and many more will follow with the increase spend and footfall.


“The wider catalytic effect of this regeneration has been flowing for many years.

“Developments costing hundreds-of-millions-of-pounds have happened and even now, as I speak today, half a billion pounds of development is underway in Bradford as a result of the catalytic effect going on here at The Broadway.”

The Broadway Shopping Centre includes over 70 retail units, public spaces, restaurants and cafes alongside a multi-storey 1,300-capacity car park.



Two weeks to go! Broadway opening attracts star names to Bradford

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OPENING: The Broadway development will bring more than 70 new shops, restaurants and cafes to Bradford when it is opened next month

OPENING: The Broadway development will bring more than 70 new shops, restaurants and cafes to Bradford when it is opened next month

With just under a fortnight to go until the opening of Bradford’s highly anticipated, The Broadway shopping centre, plans for the official launch event have been announced with an X Factor star on hand to cut the ribbon.

On Thursday 5th November, Alexandra Burke will join local community heroes, the Lord Mayor of Bradford, councillors and representatives from the centre to officially open the site.

With large crowds expected for the opening, it will be an event not to be missed as The Broadway becomes the largest retail centre to open in the country this year.

INVITED: X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, will cut the ribbon on 5th November to officially open the site

INVITED: X Factor winner, Alexandra Burke, will cut the ribbon on 5th November to officially open the site

Ms Burke said: “It’s an honour to be invited up to Bradford to open The Broadway shopping centre.

“I look forward to meeting the people of Bradford and cutting the ribbon on opening day and also maybe doing a little shopping.”

Two hours prior to the opening, more than 300 people will be given exclusive access to the centre for a VIP viewing and performance by Alexandra Burke whilst Bradford locals could be in with a chance of winning tickets over the next few weeks.

The launch will kick off a weekend of activities at The Broadway, with plenty of treats and giveaways for Bradford shoppers.

Myf Ryan, Westfield Director of Marketing said: “The opening of The Broadway will mark a fantastic day for the people Bradford.

“We’ve enjoyed getting to know the Bradford community over the last few months and working with them to showcase the soul that already exists in Bradford through our #NewCitySoul campaign.

“We wanted to extend this into our opening event, with opportunities for the community to get involved over the launch weekend.”

The £260 million development will create 2,500 new retail jobs in the city centre with a huge increase in footfall expected.

Bradford Council Leader, Councillor David Green, praised the project as it came to a close and looked forward to a busy festive season in the city.

“We're really looking forward to the grand opening of the Broadway shopping centre,” he added.

“The launch looks amazing and is bound to bring in the crowds. It will lead on to the Christmas lights spectacular and our very popular reindeer parade the following weekend which gives shoppers lots of reasons to come to our city and enjoy the run-up to the festive season.”

The ribbon cutting by Alexandra Burke will take place at 10am, with local ‘community heroes’ carrying out similar events at different entrances on the day.