Foster & Partners has seen off three others practices, including Zaha Hadid Architects, to land the multimillion project to overhaul the grade II-listed Whiteleys shopping centre in Bayswater, west London
The AJ understands the practice beat Ken Shuttleworth’s practice Make and Stiff + Trevillion to win the revamp of the once prestigious department store which was converted into a mall in the late 1980s.
The building was bought in 2013 by a real estate fund advised by investment manager Meyer Bergman for about £115 million.
When it first opened, the building was shop was seen as ‘the height of luxury’ and included both a theatre and a rooftop golf-course.
The store closed in 1980 and was empty for a number of years before it re-opened as a shopping mall in 1989.
Whiteleys was unavailable for comment.