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Whiteleys department store in Bayswater, London W2.

Whiteleys department store in Bayswater, London W2.

August 2011
Whiteleys - Advertising on the windows

Whiteleys - Advertising on the windows

March 2011
Whiteleys - Sculpture next to the entrance

Whiteleys - Sculpture next to the entrance

August 2011
Whiteleys

Whiteleys

March 2012
Whiteleys

Whiteleys

March 2012
World's largest stamp portrait by Peter Mason in Whiteleys.

World's largest stamp portrait by Peter Mason in Whiteleys.

June 2012
Whiteleys

Whiteleys

June 2012
Toys R Us has opened in Whiteleys (1st floor) - banner in Paddington Station in September 2012

Toys R Us has opened in Whiteleys (1st floor) - banner in Paddington Station in September 2012

24 September 2012
Toys'R'Us banners at Whiteleys' entrance on Queensway.

Toys'R'Us banners at Whiteleys' entrance on Queensway.

12 October 2012
View to Whiteleys main entrance on Queensway in January 2013

View to Whiteleys main entrance on Queensway in January 2013

17. January 2013
Camera chain Jessops have all closed after going into administration. The shop in Whiteleys on 17th of Januray 2013

Camera chain Jessops have all closed after going into administration. The shop in Whiteleys on 17th of Januray 2013

17. January 2013
Message on Jessops window in Whiteleys a week after the chain went into administration. This particular store was well known for its knowledgeable and helpful consultants.

Message on Jessops window in Whiteleys a week after the chain went into administration. This particular store was well known for its knowledgeable and helpful consultants.

17. January 2013
Jessops camera store in Whiteleys a week after closing in January 2013

Jessops camera store in Whiteleys a week after closing in January 2013

17. January 2013
Dune is closing in Whiteleys - the sign on the window reads: We're Closing, you can now find your footwear favourites at Dune London White City, Oxford Street and online at www.dunelondon.com

Dune is closing in Whiteleys - the sign on the window reads: We're Closing, you can now find your footwear favourites at Dune London White City, Oxford Street and online at www.dunelondon.com

26. October 2014
Whiteleys staircase in 2012

Whiteleys staircase in 2012

June 2012
Whiteleys entrance on the corner of Porchester Gardens and Queensway in June 2013

Whiteleys entrance on the corner of Porchester Gardens and Queensway in June 2013

19.06.2013
Whiteleys in June 2013

Whiteleys in June 2013

19.06.2013
Whiteleys, view to the building from Queensway.

Whiteleys, view to the building from Queensway.

19.06.2013
Whiteleys on Queensway in Bayswater, London W2

Whiteleys on Queensway in Bayswater, London W2

7.7.2017
Whiteleys windows on Queensway in Summer 2017.

Whiteleys windows on Queensway in Summer 2017.

7.7.2017
Whiteleys before the development in May 2018.

Whiteleys before the development in May 2018.

24.05.2018
All Star Bowling at Whiteleys in 2013.

All Star Bowling at Whiteleys in 2013.

21 March 2013
Kurt Keiger store at Whiteleys in 2013

Kurt Keiger store at Whiteleys in 2013

21 March 2013

Whiteleys

Address:
151 Queensway, London W2 4YN
Type:
Commercial
Completion:
Forthcoming
Flats:
113
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Description of Whiteleys

Whiteleys is a Grade II listed department store building set for redevelopment on Queensway in Bayswater, London W2.

The new building will comprise 113 apartments, townhouses, up to 50 hotel rooms, a gym, a cinema, car parking area, commercial and retail space.

There will be 7,089m2 of retail space in the building (formerly 19,360m2). The bowling alley is not in the plans nor will there be any office space.

The site will be redeveloped by a joint venture between a Meyer Bergman-advised fund and Warrior Group.

History

2017 November - The developer submits plans to reorganise the layout of the residential units and reduce the number residential units to 113 residential units (Class C3) (1-5-bedroom apartments), reorganisation to basement levels and associated non-residential uses, increase the number of residential parking spaces at basement level to 145 spaces, reconfigure the hotel use including increase in number of hotel rooms to up to 50 rooms, omission of public car park and reduction in of crèche and relocation to Porchester Road frontage.

2016 April - The development gains planning consent for the demolition of and redevelopment of building behind retained and refurbished facades to Queensway and Porchester Gardens facades to provide a mixed use development comprising three basement levels, ground floor and up to 8 upper floor levels, containing up to 129 residential units (Class C3), retail floorspace (Class A1 and A3) facing Queensway and arranged around a new retail arcade below re-provided central atrium and central retail courtyard, public car park, hotel (Class Cl), cinema (Class D2) gym (Class D2), creche (Class D1), with associated landscaping and public realm improvements, provision of 103 basement residential parking spaces, cycle parking and associated basement level plant and servicing provision. City of Westminster Council ref. no 17/10221/FULL.

2012 September - Toys'R'Us store opens

Retail and office tenants through 2010-2017:
- Zara
- Accessorize
- French Connection
- Gap
- H&M
- Jigsaw
- Karen Miller
- Kurt Geiger
- Marks & Spencer
- Nine West
- Odeon
- Dune
- Princess Productions TV Studio
- Net-a-Porter.com up to April 2010
- Muji (closed Spring 2013)
- Jessops (closed January 2013)
- HMV
- Tie Rack (closed 2014)
- Toys'R'Us (from September 2012)
(see full list on Whiteleys website)

1920s- The northern part of the main block designed by Curtis Green was added in the 1920’s.

1911- The Grade II listed building was home to the first large department store in the country when it opened in 1911. Designed by John Belcher and John James Joass.

References:
1. Westminster Council westminster.gov.uk

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News & Comments: (11)

Buildington
2018/10/22 19:31

Whiteleys Shopping Centre centre will close on Saturday 1st December 2018.

Individual stores, restaurants and the cinema will be closing from 25th November onwards and the public car park will close on Saturday 1st December.

Further updates will be posted on this website www.whiteleysdevelopment.co.uk in the coming weeks. You can also sign up on this website to receive future newsletters.

Buildington
2018/05/28 18:05

New photo of the Whiteleys shopping centre waiting for redevelopment. At the time of taking this photo Kurt Geiger, Zara, H&M and Gap are still open, Toys R Us has closed.

Buildington
2018/04/21 16:53

Westminster Council is set to grant permission for the amended planning application (submitted in November 2017) at the next Committee meeting on 24th April 2018.

Buildington
2017/11/28 10:53

The developer has submitted plans to reorganise the layout of the residential units and reduce the number to 113. The number of residential parking spaces would be increased to 145 spaces and the number of hotel rooms would increase up to 50.

City of Westminster Council Ref. No: 17/10221/FULL submitted 15. November 2017 westminster.gov.uk.

Buildington
2016/04/02 12:09

Westminster City Council has given consent to the redevelopment of Whiteleys this week.

The planning proposal was for the demolition of and redevelopment of building behind retained and refurbished facades to Queensway and Porchester Gardens facades to provide a mixed use development comprising three basement levels, ground floor and up to 10 upper floor levels, containing 103 residential units (Class C3), retail floorspace (Class A1 and A3) facing Queensway and arranged around a new retail arcade below re-provided central atrium and central retail courtyard, public car park ,hotel (Class C1), cinema (Class D2) gym (Class D2), crèche (Class D1), with associated landscaping and public realm improvements, provision of 103 basement residential parking spaces, cycle parking and associated basement level plant and servicing provision | Whiteleys Centre Queensway London W2 4YH. Ref no: 15/10072/FULL

Buildington
2015/11/09 16:49

The joint venture between a Meyer Bergman-advised fund and Warrior Group has submitted a planning application to Westminster City Council seeking to deliver a £1 billion redevelopment of the former Whiteleys department store on Queensway, Bayswater W2.

The plans were submitted in late October.

The JV has been working closely with Westminster City Council on the redevelopment for nearly two years. The proposal involves the demolition of the 1980’s building behind the retained, historic Queensway façade to provide a residential-led, mixed-use development with a new retail and leisure offering. Detailed consideration has been made to the original design by John Belcher and John James Joass in 1911, to combine some of the impressive features with an exciting, contemporary design by Fosters & Partners, which will incorporate the iconic central dome. A careful refurbishment of the prominent façade will be undertaken to restore it to its former status as the window into an exciting new retail and leisure world.

The proposed plans include the construction of more than 100 homes, a mixture of apartments and townhouses. These will be arranged around an attractive inner courtyard with new retail units, a boutique hotel, gym and other enhanced leisure facilities, including a new cinema at basement level.

The scheme will open onto Queensway, which is planned to undergo a £50 million revamp scheduled to begin in early 2016, creating an active frontage for a revitalised retail offering and designed to draw the public into the inner courtyard.

The project seeks to give the historic Whiteleys building a new lease of life and to help restore Queensway to its former grandeur. The ambition of the JV partners is to make a lasting contribution to the community by creating an attractive destination in the heart of Bayswater where people will want to live and enjoy themselves.

Turley are planning consultants for the proposed development.

For more information please visit: Whiteleysdevelopment.co.uk

Buildington
2014/10/27 20:59

Dune London Whiteleys is closing!

Whiteleys shopping centre is a part of the £1bn masterplan that will see Queensway being turned into a “Covent Garden of the West” by 2020. Read more from Evening Standard - Whiteleys’ new owners reveal £1bn masterplan for Queensway http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/whiteleys-new-owners-reveal-1bn-masterplan-for-queensway-8819405.html

Buildington
2014/05/22 12:09

My-Wardrobe.com store is opening in Whiteley's on June 30! The store will take up 1,200 sq ft of space.

Customers will be able to try on the products from the website before ordering them. They can then either arrange for them to be delivered to an address, or 'click and collect' at the store.

The store will also act as a showroom for members of the fashion press to visit, and the retailer's offices will be situated there too.

Source: Telegraph http://fashion.telegraph.co.uk 21. May 2014

Buildington
2013/04/30 19:57

Muji Whiteleys has closed.

Buildington
2013/01/17 14:53

We have added a few photos of the closed Jessops store.

Buildington
2012/06/11 23:12

Renowned pop artist Peter R. Mason used over 30,000 postage stamps to create the 20ft artwork in honour of the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee in Whiteleys’ centenary year.

Artist Peter Mason, renowned for his portraits of A-list celebrities and politicians, used thousands of recycled stamps to re-create the iconic Machin Stamp portrait.

Peter, who references Pop Art and graphics in his practice, uses the stamps as pixels in a larger image. Scale is paramount in viewing and understanding Peter’s work as he chooses to use postage stamps and place them so that their usual significance becomes obscure, enabling the audience to see ‘art’ with new eyes.

The artwork took over 400 hours to complete and was unveiled by Peter on 25 May 2012 in the Central Atrium.


Source: Whiteleys

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