Whiteleys Shopping Centre - Images Released of the Planned Regeneration Project
Updated: Dec 10, 2020
The £1 billion planned investment into the redevelopment of Whiteley's shopping centre, has this week been turned into the very first images of the proposed end result.
The centre is being reborn and transformed into 139 apartment flats and townhouses, 20 shops and restaurants, a cinema, a gym and a Six Sense hotel and spa. The residents will have access to the gym, swimming pool, spa, music room, childcare facilities and co-working space available on site. The hotel itself will have 110 rooms and a social wellness club with the goal to launch in 2023.
Whiteleys was launched in 1911 and the 109-year-old was the first of London’s luxury departments stores leading by example to many of the amazing ones standing today. The founder would use the quote to describe what you could find in the centre as “everything from a pin to an elephant”. The centre took a hit when the Westfield London Mall that was erected in 2008, forcing Whiteley's steady decline and eventual closure.
The now run-down The Grade II listed mall shopping centre in Bayswater was due to some support after being closed for 2 years. Keeping and restoring iconic elements of the shopping centre such as the famous clock and glass dome and creating new spaces such as a courtyard for visitors to enjoy.
The Six Senses hotel and spa will be the first of its kind in the UK with many incredible hotels around the world this is going to be an exciting launch. The Grand staircase, which is another striking feature from the shopping centre will be incorporated into the hotel's lobby.
Architects Foster + Partners have done the redesigning and with their already striking projects completed in the UK and beyond we know this is going to turn out amazingly. The project will be carried out by a joint partnership between property investment firm MARK and Hong Kong developer C C Land with Finchatton acting as development manager.