Westfield London House of Fraser store to be repurposed as The Ministry Shepherd’s Bush
Unibail-Rodamco-Westfield has signed an agreement for the opening of The Ministry Shepherd’s Bush, a new concept combining workspace, a multi-studio fitness offer and a rooftop bar and restaurant, in the space currently occupied by House of Fraser at Westfield London.
The shopping centre owner will begin construction later this year on the 115,000 square foot space to enable the venue to open in the first quarter of 2024.
The news follows the launch of The Ministry Borough Road by Ministry of Sound Group, which opened the doors of its eponymous south London nightclub in 1991.
Ministry of Sound Group chairman Lohan Presencer said: “Ministry of Sound has a long history of creating experiences that disrupt the norm and exceed all expectation, in nightclubs, music, live events, fitness and more recently workspace. We launched The Ministry Borough Road in 2018, a unique flexible workspace combining offices with co-working, meeting rooms, fitness studios, event space, a sound studio and a vibrant food and beverage offer. The first Ministry has been a huge success, reaching full occupancy within its first year, and we are very excited about our second location and this partnership with URW, where we are going bigger and bolder.”
URW UK chief operating officer Scott Parsons, added: “We’re really excited about this partnership with Ministry of Sound at Westfield London, adding yet another vibrant and innovative offer to one of London’s greatest destinations.”