Stratford Centre

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Stratford Centre and Stratford bus station in April 2012.
Stratford Centre station side entrance in 2009.

Stratford Centre is a shopping Mall in Stratford, London. It was built by Ravenseft Properties Limited, and opened in 1974. Refurbished and partially extended in 1998 it comprises 330,000 sq. ft. on a single level, it was sold by Land Securities to Catalyst European Property Fund LP in 2010[1] .

The centre is open access 24 hours a day as it is a Public Right of Way, although most of the shops close at night. It is situated opposite the busy Stratford Railway Station and bus station and this contributes to the high footfall through the centre, estimated at 21 million visitors every year,[1] as many people use it as a cut-through between the stations and Stratford Broadway.

The centre currently has 62 retail units, internally and externally, plus, off the East Mall is the In-Shops Centre, which contains many small independent traders, and in the West Mall is a market that trades Monday to Saturday. There is also a Multi-Storey Car Park which is open 24 hours a day and linked via lifts and stairwell in the West Mall.

Stores include: 99p Stores, Apple Jacks Health Shop, Blue Inc, Bon Marche, Boots, Burger King, Car Phone Warehouse, CeX, Claire's Accessories, Clarks, Clinton Cards, Dewhurst Butchers, Dorothy Perkins, Evans, Footlocker, Fusion, Game, Greggs, H Samuel Jewellers, Half Price Jewellers, Holland & Barrett, J D Sport, Sainsbury's, KFC, Krisp, McDonalds, Medicliffe/Stratford Pharmacy, Mothercare, New Look, O2 Store, Paul Harrison Jewellers, Sports Direct, Percy Ingle, Phones4U, Pizza Hut, Poundland, Risky, Shoe Zone, Shuklas Newsagent, SpecSavers, Starbucks, Stead & Simpson, Subway, Superdrug, T-Mobile, The Body Shop, Card Factory, The Perfume Shop, Think Store, Thomas Cook, Tiger, Zen.

The centre is proposing to re-develop the site, with a 26 story residential building for students and to have additional parking and shops in the shopping centre.[2]

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Coordinates: 51°32′30″N 0°00′00″E / 51.5416°N 0.0000°E / 51.5416; 0.0000