Contract awarded for Whiteleys redevelopment in London, UK

WCN Editorial Team 10 Nov 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Laing O’Rourke, MARK (formerly Meyer Bergman) and CC Land have signed a contract for the redevelopment and restoration of the former Whiteleys centre in London, UK.

The signing of the contract will allow the project team led by development manager Finchatton to make progress on the project.

The Whiteleys redevelopment will include 139 world-class, modern residences, 20 new shops, cafes and restaurants, a central public courtyard, a cinema and a gym.

The project, designed by Foster + Partners, will also include Six Senses hotel and spa with 110 rooms, social wellness club built behind a retained and restored Grade II-listed façade.

The redevelopment of Whiteleys centre aims to deliver an enhanced retail experience, a residential development and new leisure facilities.

Also, Queensway streetscape will be redesigned to make it more pedestrian-friendly and will include a renewed gateway and runway to Hyde Park.

Under a £100m package, Expanded Group, the specialist engineering business of the construction company Laing O’Rourke, has already commenced work on the site in January this year to deliver the basement and frame that sits behind the retained four-storey, Grade II listed façade on the Queensway elevation.

Laing O’Rourke UK Building director Paul McNerney said: “Our Expanded team has made incredible progress on the basement and frame structure, despite having to adapt to create a Covid-secure workplace.

“Many of the components such as core walls, columns and façade elements will be manufactured at our Centre of Excellence for Modern Construction in Nottinghamshire before being transported for on-site assembly.

“Almost 600 precast items have already been manufactured, out of a total 4,000 required for the development.

“This approach provides greater certainty for our client and we look forward to playing our role in creating a vibrant new destination for the local community and for visitors to London.”


Laing O’rourke, MARK and CC Land confirm design and build contract for Whiteleys Redevelopment. (Credit: LAING O'ROURKE)

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