New photos of the Whiteleys site. Demolition of the car park will be complete mid-April 2019; The demolition of the car park basement slab April to end May 19; and the demolition of the main shopping centre will complete June – Nov 2019.
31/03/2019 12:30 by Buildington
The owners of the Whiteleys development are set to propose amendments related to the internal arrangement of the existing planning consent granted in May 2017.
The proposed amendments to the existing planning consented scheme will take the form of a Section 73 planning application which will be submitted to Westminster City Council.
Key changes include:
- The residential unit number has increased from 129 to 153, but with only minor changes to the overall residential area.
- 14 Intermediate Affordable Housing units have been introduced along Redan Place.
- The townhouses along Redan Place have been converted into 14 private apartments. 4 new townhouses facing Porchester Court Garden are proposed
- The creche has been removed.
The boards displayed at the Public Exhibition that took place on the 7th of March 2019 can be found at whiteleysdevelopment.co.uk.
14/03/2019 17:22 by Buildington
Construction presentation by Erith is now available on the development website. The next community liaison meeting will take place 29.01.19.
20/12/2018 10:08 by Buildington
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.
22/10/2018 20:31 by Buildington
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.
28/05/2018 19:05 by Buildington
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.
21/04/2018 17:53 by Buildington
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.
28/11/2017 10:53 by Buildington
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
02/04/2016 13:09 by Buildington
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
09/11/2015 16:49 by Buildington
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
27/10/2014 20:59 by Buildington
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
22/05/2014 13:09 by Buildington
Muji Whiteleys has closed.
30/04/2013 20:57 by Buildington
We have added a few photos of the closed Jessops store.
17/01/2013 14:53 by Buildington
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.
12/06/2012 00:12 by Buildington