Green light for £1bn ‘Harrods’ of Bayswater

Aaron Morby 8 years ago
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Westminister council has approved ambitious plans to redevelop the Whiteleys shopping centre in west London.

Impression of the new retail hub, which will also have 103 homes
Impression of the new retail hub, which will also have 103 homes

A joint venture between a Meyer Bergman-advised investment fund and Warrior Group aims to give the once grand Grade II-listed department store in Bayswater a new lease of life.

The Foster + Partners designed £1bn mixed-use scheme will see 500,000-plus sq ft of homes and shops built behind the existing 1911 facade.

The plan to build more than 100 homes, a mixture of apartments and townhouses.around an inner courtyard with new shops, a boutique hotel, gym and basement cinema, will incorporate the iconic central dome.

Screen Shot 2015-11-16 at 23.40.40Exterior of the existing building will be retained although it will be extended up with two extra floors

arcade@2x  A new public courtyard will be at the heart of the new scheme

courtyard-view@2xA hotel is planned to boost footfall and bring the leisure and retail scheme to life

The scheme will open onto Queensway, which is also planned to undergo a £50m revamp.

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