Sutton Estate

Chelsea SW3
Residential development

Key Details

Ixworth Place, London SW3 3QR
Use Classes


Sutton Estate redevelopment in Chelsea, London SW3

New Homes For Social Rent
Four empty blocks (Aldbury, Bedmond, Chipperfield, Delemerend) on Ixworth Place will be refurbished and brought back into use, with a mix of 1, 2, 3 and 4-bedroom flats designed to match the needs of local residents. 81 new social rented homes will be built, many of which will have balconies or terraces providing private outdoor space. All of the new homes will be for social rent and priority will be given to residents currently living on the estate. There will be no homes for private sale.

Other Refurbishment Works
Residents in the remaining 303 flats on the estate will get upgrades including new kitchens and bathrooms, as well as improvements to communal areas, door entry systems and lifts.

- Flamstead House
- Cadebridge House

Green spaces, play facilities and external community facilities will also be upgraded, providing places for residents to socialise and relax. The plans also include a new wildlife-friendly space at the heart of the estate with seating, alongside places for residents to grow flowers and fruit.

A play trail will weave through the estate, and areas between building entrances will become people-friendly shared spaces with new trees and attractive planting, as well as improved bin and bike storage.


The Sutton Estate is one of the earliest examples of purpose-built social housing in Britain. It was built by the Sutton Trust between 1912-1914 to the designs of Architect ECP Monson. The Sutton Trust was established in 1901 and was named after William Sutton.

2021 Spring - Work starts on site once a contractor has been appointed.

2020 January - Planning permission agreed for the refurbishment of Blocks A, B, C and D, including existing 159 vacant Social Rent homes, involving alterations to layouts to accommodate lifts, sprinklers and provision of a total of 81 Social Rent/London Affordable Rent homes; amendments to the exterior of the blocks including balconies and alterations to fenestration; removal of some chimney stacks; demolition of existing Estate Office and replacement with a new Estate Office with green roof, landscaping and open space, car and cycle parking and bin storage and associated works (Major Application). Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea ref. no. PP/20/05566.

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Site & Location

St Luke’s Gardens are immediately south of the site.


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