- Location: London, United Kingdom
- Industry Sector: Retail
- Client: Westfield
Westfield London is the largest retail development in Europe, located at White City, 4.8 kilometres from the heart of London. It contains over 150,000 square metres of retail and leisure space stretching across a 46-acre site. Westfield London encompasses five anchor stores and more than 265 specialty shops, 40 places to dine, a 14-screen cinema and leisure facilities.
Westfield took control of the project in 2005, two years into construction. The design team assembled by Westfield had to hit the ground running, continuing to maintain design delivery to feed the construction process while undertaking a very ambitious retrofit design to transform the as-built areas to create Westfield’s vision for the project. This required radical changes, which included moving cores, creating additional retail floors, relocating malls and winter gardens spaces and adding a cinema and leisure centre to the roof while constructing over operating underground subway lines.
Robert Bird Group was selected for this project due to our innovative design approach to value engineering and ability to mobilise our global resources to assemble a team with the skills required to deliver Westfield’s objectives.
Robert Bird Group was an integral part of the Westfield Delivery Team, working closely with Westfield, Buchan Group International, all respective consultants and the contractor to complete this landmark retail development for London.