Stratford City, London

Westfield Shoppingtowns Ltd

RPS provided planning support for Europe's largest urban shopping centre, one of the largest urban regeneration projects in the UK.

We have been involved in this mixed-use project since the start securing outline planning permission and continually providing strategic planning advice and dedicated project management to ensure the development was delivered on time.

We has secured planning consents for the majority of the built structure, including the main shopping mall and the two anchor stores, being a John Lewis and a Marks & Spencer. The quantum of development secured amounts to approximately 160,000m2 of retail floorspace, 26,300m2 of leisure floorspace, 12,200m2 of Grade A office floorspace and 28,400m2 of hotel floorspace.

The development was subject of intense consultation not only with the general public, but also independent panels in order that the development secured high quality design, access for all and high standards in environmental sustainability.

Together with the above consents, RPS have secured key infrastructure, comprising roads, bridges and high quality pedestrian realm, complemented by soft landscaping, ‘digital’ art and appropriate way finding to ensure the area is integrated with its surrounding neighbours, such as the Olympic Park (Queen Elizabeth Park).