Westminster Council has approved amended plans for the £1bn redevelopment of Whiteleys shopping centre in west London.
The project, designed by Foster + Partners, is a joint venture between Meyer Bergman-advised investment fund and Warrior Group. Plans include the demolition of the 1980s building behind the historic 1911 Queensway facade and construction of a mixed-use development with over 500,000 sq ft of homes, retail and leisure facilities.
The original plans were given the green light in 2016. The revised plans include reducing the building’s height by 1.5m and reducing the height of the two rear towers by one floor, remodelling the new top storey to create a recessed roof.
Other modifications include increasing the number of one and two bedroom flats from 44 to 78 and reducing the number of four bedroom homes from 37 to seven, thereby leading to an increase in the number of residential units from 103 units to 129.
Westminster City Council senior chair of planning Richard Beddoe said: “The applicant submitted a number of amendments to building work agreed last year.
“These included reducing the height of the rear two towers. We believe the changes now strike the correct balance between the size of the building and benefits to local people.”