It is now on the hunt for subcontractors and has teamed up with the city council to hold a meet the buyer event for subcontractors at Bradford City Football Club on 11 December.
Work starts today preparing the construction compound and installing essential infrastructure and surveys at the Broadway site, which stalled in 2008 leaving a 12-acre site in the city centre dubbed the Bradford Hole.
Once complete Westfield hopes to restart building work proper before the year is out.
Duncan Bower, Westfield director of development, said: “The site preparation works, along with the upcoming meet the buyer event and growing retailer commitment are positive steps forward.
“Westfield will continue its intensive work to secure the final pre-lets to facilitate a start date before the end of year.”
Westfield won revised planning permission for a smaller £275m scheme in October 2012.
The total size of the retail development will now be 520,000 sq ft, with the number of shops cut from 100 to 75.
Westfield’s revised plan includes parking for over 1,300 cars, new public spaces and improved links to neighbouring parts of the city centre.
Westfield Meet the Buyer event
Confirm attendance by email before Monday 2 December 2013 to E&STeam@bradford.gov.uk stating the name of your company, email address, contact number and the names of two people who will be attending.