K1 Knightsbridge development in January 2019.

K1 Knightsbridge development in January 2019.

Close up of the K1 Knightsbridge facade, which will be retained

Close up of the K1 Knightsbridge facade, which will be retained

K1 Knightsbridge development.

K1 Knightsbridge development.

K1 Knightsbridge development in May 2018.

K1 Knightsbridge development in May 2018.


K1 Knightsbridge

1 Sloane Street, London SW1X 9LA
Local Authority:
Kensington and Chelsea
Mixed use
December 2020

Description of K1 Knightsbridge

K1 Knightsbridge is a mixed-use development in Knightsbridge, London SW1.

The Knightsbridge Estate project is a mixed-use scheme for The Olayan Group with a Skanska's construction contract worth £150 million. The completed project creates retail and office space, 33 residential units and a new rooftop restaurant totalling 340,000sqft (31,600sqm), as well as creating a new entrance to Knightsbridge London Underground station on Brompton Road and step-free access to the station, for the first time, from Hoopers Court.

Construction began in April 2018, with completion due mid-year 2021.

The development sits on the corner of Brompton Road and Sloane Street in Knightsbridge within the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea.. Opposite to Mandarin Oriental and One Hyde Park and next to Harvey Nichols.


2017 July - Burberry is the first tenant to be publicly announced for one of the six new flagship stores planned by Chelsfield as part of the first phase of redevelopment on The Knightsbridge Estate, taking place at the northern end of The Estate, fronting Brompton Road and Sloane Street. The new Burberry store at No.1 Sloane Street builds on the relationship between the brand and Chelsfield following the partnership that saw the creation of Burberry’s Bond Street flagship store in 2005, and underlining Chelsfield’s commitment to building authentic relationships with its partners.

Skanska was employed on the second phase of the project under a PCSA in November 2016.

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The nearest tube, train and bus stations.
Knightsbridge Underground Station
Knightsbridge Station - 1 min. walking / 18 metres
137, 19, 22, 452, C1, N137, N19, N22, 14, 414, 74, N74, N97

News: (3)

New Luxury Rental Apartments Coming Soon!

35 brand new apartments will be available in The Knightsbridge Estate from 2021. The new, bright, open-plan apartments are arranged around an attractive open courtyard garden designed by internationally acclaimed Gross Max and will be served by a world-class concierge service.

Register your interest on the development website (link is in the details).

05/03/2020 11:09 by Buildington
Topped Out!

Skanska’s team working on The Knightsbridge Estate project in London celebrated reaching the highest point of the building with a topping out ceremony on 16 January.

The ceremony was attended by members of the team, supply chain and asset manager and development manager Chelsfield, who is working on behalf of the customer, The Olayan Group.

The event included a traditional Scandinavian ‘flying of the fir’ in which a fir tree is flown over the building by tower crane for good luck, as well as a final pouring of concrete, in a rooftop ceremony.

Skanska started work on the project over three years ago, and since then the team has worked to overcome some significant challenges: one of these was working in close proximity to the Piccadilly Tube line. This added considerable complexity to the scheme for two reasons: the redesigning of the station’s access; and installing foundations that do not affect the line or its associated underground infrastructure.

The north-east corner of the project that faces Harvey Nichols incorporated an entrance to the station. This meant the team took the opportunity to not only relocate its position along the Brompton Road, thereby freeing up prime retail space, but also to provide step-free access via a new entrance to Knightsbridge underground from Hoopers Court at the same time.

The building is targeting environmental standards to achieve both BREEAM excellent and very good.

John Birch, Project Director at Skanska, said: “From its inception this project has incorporated a number of extremely complex elements. These include a tube line, a conservation area and a retained façade, which almost entirely wraps around the whole site.

“To overcome these challenges, everybody involved embraced digital technology, including the adoption of BIM to create and share key information about the project. This has helped us to communicate exceptionally well and avoid any delays to the project’s programme.

“With nearly 15,000 documents being used, it is vital that the management of this information is clearly defined, especially in the design process. By using digital technology at an early stage, it enabled the team to scrutinise and coordinate the building elements way ahead of construction, removing a huge portion of risk. This innovative approach is helping us to deliver a more efficient project for our customer.”

Jonathan Shelton, Managing Director Europe, Real Estate for The Olayan Group, commented: “From the outset, it was important to everybody involved in this project that we created and maintained a strong relationship. This has helped us to deliver a project that benefits the communities that surround The Knightsbridge Estate, as well as improving facilities that already existed, like creating step-free access to Knightsbridge Tube Station. We are delighted with the work so far and very pleased to be celebrating this construction milestone with everybody involved.”

The project is valued at £152 million and is due to complete in April 2021.

22/01/2020 18:26 by Buildington

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25/05/2018 23:11 by Buildington

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