Laing O’Rourke makes it clear for the main build deal to redevelop and restore the former Whiteleys shopping centre in London’s Bayswater. Its expanded specialist foundations and concrete business began work on site in January under a £100m package.
The job is to deliver the basement and frame, which sits behind the retained four-storey, Grade II, listed façade on Queensway. Laing O’Rourke has now signed off the next stage full design and build contract after successfully converting the base-build on-budget, and on-time.
The project is designed by Foster + Partners for the new Whiteleys which will deliver 139 luxury homes, a central public courtyard, 20 shops, cinema, cafes and restaurants, spa with 110 rooms, a gym, and London’s flagship Six Senses hotel. So the project team led by development manager Finchatton will progress into main delivery.
The redesign of Queensway streetscape will become more pedestrian friendly. This will also be a renewed gateway and runway to Hyde Park. It gives a new lease of life as a key London thoroughfare.
Expanded work on site by Laing O’Rourke’s specialist engineering business in January 2020 is under a £100m package. This is to deliver the basement and frame which sits behind the retained four storey, Grade II, listed façade on the Queensway elevation.