Users' questions

Who designed Westfield White City?

Who designed Westfield White City?

Jason Forbes
Westfield London/Architects

What was there before Westfield White City?

The Central line’s Wood Lane station was replaced by the present White City station in 1947. From the late 1950s much of the rest of the exhibition site became home to BBC Television, which opened Television Centre in 1960 and progressively expanded its presence in the vicinity.

How did Westfield expand?

The brand expanded into the US in 1977 and the UK through the enormous Westfield London centre in 2000. London’s 2012 Olympics were partly bankrolled by a large Westfield shopping centre next door that most spectators had to walk through to get to the stadium. In 2016, the firm’s $A2.

Why was Westfield Stratford built?

Mr Johnson said the project was “setting the pace for the transformation of east London”. He said: “It is one of the most important legacies of the 2012 Olympics. “It will create 18,000 jobs and, as a result of Westfield’s investment, have some of the most modern additions to London’s public transport infrastructure.”

When was the Westfield Shopping Centre in London built?

The centre was developed by the Westfield Group at a cost of £1.6bn, on a site bounded by the West Cross Route (A3220), the Westway (A40) and Wood Lane (A219). It opened on 30 October 2008 and became the largest covered shopping development in the capital, dethroning the Whitgift Centre in Croydon.

How tall is the Westfield development in London?

The development ranges from four to twelve storeys high with one building of 20 storeys. The work also includes modifications to Shepherds Bush Overground Station, relocation of the bus station and reuse of the Dimco Buildings, and pedestrian links on the east side of the site connecting Hammersmith & Fulham with Kensington and Chelsea.

Who are the construction engineers for Westfield London?

The development was built by Westfield Construction, the developer’s own construction arm and was delivered on schedule. Robert Bird Group were the structural engineers for the job.

Who was the architect of the Westfield Building?

Robert Bird Group were the structural engineers for the job. The roof was designed by Knippers Helbig Advanced Engineering (Stuttgart, Germany). The project took five years to build, employing 8,000 people. The Project Director was John Roberts.