successfully converting the second stage of the project base-build on-time, and on-budget. This paves the way for the project team led by Development Manager Finchatton to progress main delivery of the redevelopment and restoration of the former Whiteleys centre in London’s Bayswater. Designed by Foster + Partners, the new Whiteleys will deliver 139 world-class, modern residences, 20 new shops, cafes and restaurants, a central public courtyard, a cinema, a gym and London’s flagship Six Senses hotel and spa with 110 rooms, as well as its social wellness club, all set behind a retained and restored Grade II-listed façade.
Alongside the plans for the building, the Queensway streetscape will be redesigned to become more pedestrian friendly, giving it a new lease of life as a key London thoroughfare, and a renewed gateway and runway to Hyde Park.
Laing O’Rourke’s specialist engineering business, Expanded began work on site in January 2020 under a £100m package to deliver the basement and frame which sits behind the retained four storey, Grade II, listed façade on the Queensway elevation.
The new Whiteleys is set to complete in 2023.