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.
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:
- French Connection
- Karen Miller
- Kurt Geiger
- Marks & Spencer
- Nine West
- Princess Productions TV Studio
- Net-a-Porter.com up to April 2010
- Muji (closed Spring 2013)
- Jessops (closed January 2013)
- 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.
1. Westminster Council westminster.gov.uk