Westfield Stratford City

Client: Westfield Europe Ltd
Architect: Buchan Group International
Main Contractor: Westfield Europe Ltd 
Project Value: £1.4bn

Providing a total retail floor area of 1,910,000 sq. ft. (177,000m²) and parking for 5,000  cars this mixed-use development was Europe’s largest covered shopping mall when opened  in 2011.

This mixed-use development located adjacent to London 2012 Olympic Park with 3 major anchor stores (John Lewis, Marks & Spencer and Waitrose), 260 retail shop units, 80 places to eat and drink, 17 cinema screens (Vue), bowling alley, gymnasium, Casino (Aspers), three Hotels (Premier Inn, Holiday Inn and Staybridge Hotel), Grade A commercial offices and a 1,000 room student residential complex. Complexities included building adjacent to and over three railway lines including the high-speed rail link to Europe. 

The superstructure is subdivided into 15 independent steel frame and composite metal deck building blocks, separated generally by double column arrangements with stability being provided by a series of reinforced concrete  cores, braced bays and moment resisting frames.

MPN provided full structural design, documentation and site-inspection services and continues to provide structural advice on ongoing tenancy changes, further client changes to the development and current expansions to the centre.

M&S Department Store

A four level department store at the Stratford end which forms the gateway to Westfield Stratford City. It was built above an existing overground railway line and new LUL ticket hall, with a large cantilevering café structure and 30m span glass bridge to access the first floor of the shopping centre.

John Lewis Department Store

An iconic five level department store at the Olympic Park end at Westfield Stratford City.
Built above a basement service yard and a Waitrose supermarket on 19.2m clear span transfer trusses at ground floor level to provide a column free space in the ground floor supermarket.

Main car park access ramp

Framed entirely in steel the locations of support columns were limited due to the ramps position above both a service yard entry and TFL bus layover facility. Transfer beams were introduced to revert the structure back to the standard 16mx8m grid at the first parking level.

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