Westminster Council has approved plans to redevelop Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater. Plans by Foster + Partners will see a £1bn mixed-use scheme comprising apartments and townhouses arranged around an inner courtyard with retail units, a boutique hotel, gym and leisure facilities including a basement cinema, all built behind the existing Grade II-listed 1911 facade.
The scheme will open onto Queensway, 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 is planning consultant for the proposed development.