Broadway Bradford

Broadway Bradford is one of the largest shopping centres in the UK located in the city of Leeds and boasting 570,000 sq ft of retail space with such big names as: Debenhams, Marks & Spencer, Boots, Superdry, Footasylum, schuh, Next, Zizzi, Topshop and River Island. Built in 2015 with a cutting edge interior design and a layout which connects Little Germany to the rest of central Bradford.
Real Estate
Shopping and leisure
100 users
Image Broadway Bradford


The Broadway shopping and leisure complex is located in the centre of Bradford, West Yorkshire in England. It is home to more than 80 retailers, from leading brands to fashion favourites, as well as an array of food and drink outlets and the Light Cinema, and is normally open seven days a week.


The Broadway management team employs subcontractor companies to provide a range of services to maintain the smooth operation of the shopping and entertainment centre. These range from soft services, such as housekeeping, security and customer service, to hard services, such as mechanical, electrical and building fabric works and maintenance. Altogether there is a large and complex collection of processes and procedures, many of them mandatory, which are needed to ensure the efficient and safe operation of the centre.

The objectives

Managing some 100 employees from different contractors is a challenge and Dave Downes, Deputy Centre Manager, who has responsibility for all operations in the centre, needed a tool to support this.

“I wanted somewhere where I could put all the processes on to one system, give everybody access to that system, and then everybody can go and learn everything they need to know about their aspects, and indeed other aspects, of the shopping centre,” says Dave.

The solution

Dave assessed different learning management systems (LMS) and selected My Learning Hub as it looked easy to use.

The Broadway has more than 150 standard operating procedures and most of these are now accessible on the LMS, along with risk assessments, security and terrorism awareness information. The LMS also enables the centre management to quickly update employees with urgent information they need to know: “We can put up a video, put up course content and get that round to everybody pretty quickly, so it’s quite cool for that.”

The Results

System utilisation: 78%
Number of users: 100
Courses built: 207
Numbers of material: 454
Dave Downes
Dave Downes
Deputy Centre Manager
“Our risk assessments are on there. The annual review of the risk assessments are put up every year. And it’s ideal for that, because I can see exactly who’s read the manuals. We have what they call the assignment instructions, which are the basic instructions for our security team. And again, they’re on there. And we’ve checked with various bodies that putting them on there and people reviewing them on there is a legitimate way of doing it. And so it’s easy to record and from that point of view, it’s great. We like the system. It’s a useful system and I would recommend it.”