Reinventing retail. Case study: Westside Pavilion Mall, LA

The Westside Pavilion in West Los Angeles serves as one of the best examples of a retail space being transformed for commercial purposes. Google has announced that it is set to occupy 584,000 sq ft of space on a 14-year lease from 2022. The former mall has good public transport links and is a six-minute walk to Westwood/Rancho park Station on the Expo Line. Retail outlets adjacent to the former mall will remain standing, as will the dining and cultural amenities in the form of the Westside Tavern and Landmark theatre.