Westfield, Stratford City, London Westfield, 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.

RPS have supported the project since the start, securing outline planning permission and continually providing strategic planning advice and dedicated project management. The development includes approximately 160,000m2 of retail floorspace, 26,300m2 of leisure floorspace, 12,200m2 of Grade A office floorspace and 28,400m2 of hotel floorspace.

RPS has secured planning consents for the majority of the built structure, including the main shopping mall and the two anchor stores: a John Lewis (with a Waitrose at basement level) and a Marks & Spencer.

The development was subject to intense consultation in order that the development secured high quality design, access for all and high standards in environmental sustainability.

RPS have also secured key infrastructure, comprising roads, bridges and a 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.

As well as Westfield, RPS have worked with both the London Borough of Newham and the Olympic Planning Authority to ensure that each application met all of the group’s aspirations.