Following the appointment of McLaren Construction as the main contractor, work has now started on the redevelopment of Whiteley Village with demolition of the existing shopping centre being carried out during the first phase.
Whiteley will provide over 240,000 sq.ft of top quality retail and restaurant space in an open “high street” format. All units feature two-storey high structural glass facades based on a 12m structural width to minimise the number of columns in the front elevation and to give a slick contemporary feel the retail frontage. Solid sections of wall will be clad with European oak boarding in pre-fabricated engineered panels.
Whiteley is one of the largest new retail projects in the country. The completed development will open for trade in Easter 2013.