The company building the new Bradford Broadway shopping centre says the project is on time and time and running to budget.
This morning cameras were allowed onto the site where key structures for the building work are now in place.
Westfield will open the centre late next year. The council says its hoping it will regenerate the entire district.
A man has been arrested after a bus driver reported being robbed at gunpoint at the Westfield centre on 18 December.
Three days later, another bus driver reported an armed robbery in the same area.
A 27-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of robbery and has been bailed while enquiries continue.
After five years of controversy, work on Bradford's Broadway shopping centre is finally getting underway.
The developers say 4,000 retail and construction jobs will be created and civic leaders described today as one of the most important days in Bradford's recent history.
They say it also marks the beginning of what they hope will be the revival of the city's struggling retail sector. David Hirst reports.
Work has started today on the new £260 million Broadway shopping centre in Bradford. It will create around 4000 jobs in retail and construction. The new centre, in the heart of Bradford, will contain 70 shops and restaurants, and is expected to open in time for Christmas 2015.
The scheme has already won praise from the Prime Minister David Cameron.
Protesters who were moved off the site of a proposed shopping centre development in Bradford yesterday have removed their camp from the city.
A court order was made to evict the Occupy Westfield group from the site which has been derelict for more than six years. Campaigners - who are pressing for work to begin - moved to nearby grassland following the order.
They've now decided to withdraw and continue their campaign online.
Protestors demanding work starts on the Westfield shopping centre in Bradford have been evicted from the site.
Bradford County Court ordered them to move on from the city centre spot, but despite this they are still pushing the developers to get on with the stalled project. Matt Price reports.
Protesters demanding action to make a start on the Westfield shopping centre in Bradford have been evicted from the site.
A hearing at Bradford County Court this morning ordered them to move on from the city centre spot where they set up camp two months ago. They're calling for building work to get underway on the stalled project.
The group said it was transferring its protest to public grassland nearby and had already achieved one of its aims. We have spoken with protestor Adban Awan.
Protesters who have been camped out on the building site of the Westfield shopping complex in Bradford have been told to move on. They are planning to transfer the campaign site to nearby "urban garden" this afternoon. More details follow.
Protestors who have been camped out in Bradford are going to meet with officials.
The Occupy Westfield residents have been living in the site that is going to be a large shopping centre. They are protesting about the financial crisis and the role the banks played in it.
The Leader of the Council, Councillor David Green, is amongst those meeting them.