A £3 billion project has been unveiled by a conglomerate of high-end property developers. This will see Queensway transformed, featuring elegant glass pods with copper frames and umbrellas in order to create a Parisian vibe. Outdoor dining and wider pavements are key features to promote people walking rather than driving, bringing an al fresco atmosphere to West London. The Bayswater regeneration will completely transform the location to provide a new experience. The work is on track to be completed by 2026.
Bayswater, situated in the City of Westminster, is a vibrant area is bounded by three locations: Kensington Gardens to the south, Paddington to the northeast, and Notting Hill to the west. The neighborhood boasts a rich history that dates back to the early 19th century when much of Bayswater was constructed. It comprises a blend of elegant residential streets and beautifully designed garden squares adorned with magnificent Victorian stucco terraces. Some of these terraced houses have been converted into flats, making the area an excellent choice for those looking for accommodation in a prime Central London location.
Among the popular streets in Bayswater is Queensway, which was formerly known as Queen’s Road. Queensway is famed for being home to the iconic former Whiteleys Shopping Centre.
A lot of people have been asking what happened to Whiteleys in Bayswater. Londons’ first-ever department store The Whiteley’s is set to be turned into the luxury and exclusive Six Senses Hotel and Spa as well as provide luxury residential homes.
The overhaul will transform the location, it will feature Parisian-styled street pavilions, public realm improvements as well as landmark developments plus a new entrance to The Hyde Park. This will be a new elite corner of London for living, shopping, dining and leisure. The two flagship properties of this redevelopment are Park Modern which is overlooking Hyde Park and The Whiteley which is Londons’ first-ever department store. This is the largest investment Queensway has ever seen, the entire retail tone of the street will be completely transformed. The street will offer world-class new homes as well as shops restaurants and public spaces.
THE KEY DEVELOPMENTS
1. Park Modern luxury residences
Park Modern luxury residences are currently under construction. With splendid views onto Hyde Park, this development is home to 52 new luxury apartments, three penthouses and two mews houses.
2. A brand new entrance to Kensington Gardens
A brand new entrance to Kensington Gardens, with a new pedestrian-friendly crossing to Hyde Park.
3. The Whiteley
The Whiteley, set to complete in late 2023, has architecture by the world-leading Foster & Partners. It blends modern architecture so graceful with the retained and restored Grade II listed features which include the iconic dome plus the entire building frontage. The Whiteley will provide 139 luxury apartments with extra high ceilings. There will be 20 shops, cafes and restaurants as well as a cinema gym and the Flagship Six Senses hotel and spa.
Queensway is one of London’s best situated high streets. An improved pedestrian journey will provide an excellent route to connect Hyde Park to Notting Hill. For this project, public realm experts Publica will be advising. They bring with them a wealth of experience and a track record of having transformed Marylebone and Mayfair.