A groundbreaking celebration for the 4th phase of the Chelsea Barracks development took place in Belgravia last week.
Phase four is considered the most important phase of the project for Qatari Diar.
This phase is situated on 51,7000 sq. ft at the centre of Chelsea Barracks comprising 97 apartments across 3 buildings as well as a state-of-the-art spa, tennis courts, a wellness centre and two garden squares
Eng. Abdullah bin Hamad Al Attiyah, CEO at Qatari Diar, commented: “Although we’ve been on site working on the latest phase for the last 18 months, the appointment of Multiplex as the main contractor for this phase demonstrates our commitment to Chelsea Barracks and London."
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New photos of the Phase 1 building by Squire & Partners!
26/05/2018 15:04 by Buildington
There is a live camera now up at Chelsea Barracks development site http://www.chelseabarrackspartnership.com/site-preparation/live-camera.
30/03/2018 14:35 by Buildington
The next exhibition to view the designs for Phase 6B of the Chelsea Barracks development takes place 21st, 22nd and 24th February 2018.
This phase of the project includes proposals for the community facilities and affordable accommodation.
Exhibition dates & times
Wednesday 21st February 2018
12.00pm – 4.00pm
Thursday 22nd February 2018
4.00pm – 8.00pm
Saturday 24th February 2018
10.00am – 2.00pm
The exhibition takes place at Garrison Chapel at Chelsea Barracks Site (Entrance from Ranelagh Grove) London SW1W 8PF.
Via chelseabarrackspartnership.com 13.02.2018
13/02/2018 09:26 by Buildington
Chelsea Barracks development update from July 2017:
Phases 1, 2 and 3
Phases 1 to 3 are in the process of being fitted out and the
apartments and town houses are now for sale. To date, 60 percent of homes have been sold. Phases 1 to 3 will be completed by the end of 2018 and this will include two restaurants. Occupiers for the two restaurants are currently being explored.
The Chapel is currently undergoing restoration, due to be
completed by November 2017. Next year, the Chapel Trust will be finalised and a group including agreed representatives of local residents and traders will be elected to oversee the operation of the chapel. Although the previous gallery operator proposition failed to be concluded, partners are still being considered. This process will be finalised next year and the trust will be established.
Phase 4 and Phase 5a
Phase 4 was granted Reserved Matters Approval in May 2016. Phase 4 basements are currently being excavated and contractors are being appointed for the overall construction. Once contractors have been appointed, construction will commence from January 2018. Phase 3b which includes a temporary marketing suite, was completed earlier this year.
Phases 5b and 6a
Reserved matters planning applications for Phase 5b and Phase 6a will be submitted to Westminster City Council this summer. The exhibition in July provided an overview of the developing design proposals for these phases.
Phase 6b will be the final phase of development. Phase 6b
comprises the remaining buildings along Ebury Bridge Road. These buildings include social amenities and affordable housing, subject to final definition with Westminster City Council. Once the Phase 6b requirements have been identified an architect will be appointed.
Source: Chelsea Barracks July 2017 Exhibition Boards Phase 5B and 6A chelseabarrackspartnership.com
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Visit the next exhibition for the design proposals for Phase 5b and Phase 6a of the Chelsea Barracks site in July 2017.
You will have the opportunity to talk to the architects, Piercy and Co, Squire and Partners and Eric Parry Architects, who have been appointed to design these phases of the development.
Exhibition dates & times:
Saturday 15th July 2017
Monday 17th July 2017
Tuesday 18th July 2017
St Barnabas’ Church
St Barnabas Street
Visit www.chelseabarrackspartnership.com for more information.
03/07/2017 15:48 by Buildington
Chelsea Barracks website is now live! Register your interest at www.chelseabarracks.com!
15/09/2016 09:08 by Buildington
Exhibition for the proposals for Phase 5a of the Chelsea Barracks site, comprising of a small but important area in the centre of the site, is taking place for the second day today.
You will have the opportunity to talk to architects from Squire and Partners, recently appointed to design this phase of the development, and representatives of the wider team, including Soundings.
Exhibition dates & times:
Wednesday 23rd March 2016
12.00pm – 4.00pm
Thursday 24th March 2016
4.00pm – 8.00pm
35a Bourne Street
24/03/2016 11:55 by Buildington
Work on the first blocks of luxury apartments at Chelsea Barracks site is set to start within weeks after detailed plans for the £3 billion Chelsea Barracks scheme finally got the green light, reports Evening Standard.
The first 74 flats in three modern eight storey blocks - topped by two level penthouses - are expected to be completed by 2018.
There will be 448 new apartments once the scheme is finished with prices expected to range from £2 million to £50 million.
Read th full story here: Evening Standard http://www.standard.co.uk/news/london/work-to-start-within-weeks-on-3bn-chelsea-barracks-flats-9409352.html 21. May 2014
22/05/2014 14:57 by Buildington
Next exhibition to view the initial design proposals for Phase 2 of the Chelsea Barracks development, comprising an area of new townhouses near Pimlico Road, is open this week.
You will have the opportunity to talk Paul Davis + Partners, the architects appointed for the new townhouses, to find out about and comment on their proposals.
Exhibition dates & times
Wednesday 9th April 2014
Friday 11th April 2014
Saturday 12th April 2014
11.00am – 3.00pm
Holy Trinity Church
07/04/2014 12:56 by Buildington
Qatar shelves controversial Chelsea Barracks scheme as UK economy stalls. Read the story in The Guardian http://www.guardian.co.uk/uk/2013/jan/28/qatar-halts-chelsea-barracks-scheme
28/01/2013 21:08 by Buildington
QATARI DIAR welcomes Chelsea Barracks decision
20 June 2011 (London)
QATARI DIAR Real Estate Investment Company has welcomed the decision by Westminster City Council to approve the outline planning application for the redevelopment of the former Chelsea Barracks.
The application was submitted in December through QATARI DIAR’s wholly owned subsidiary Project Blue Ltd. QATARI DIAR were singled out for praise by Westminster's Planning Committee for the extraordinary effort which had gone into involving the whole community and the sensitivity of their proposals for what was described as “a new Great Estate for London.” Councillor Alistair Moss, Chairman of the Planning and City Development Committee for Westminster City, summarised, “QATARI DIAR have set a planning exemplar. They should be publicly praised for the consultation of local residents and other stakeholders — the proposed development is one we should all be proud of.”
Eng. Mohammed bin Ali Al-‐Hedfa, Group CEO of QATARI DIAR, commented: "We are delighted that, after an exhaustive 21-month public consultation process that showed a high level of support for the Masterplan, Westminster City Council has decided to approve this application.” The 12.8 acre Chelsea Barracks site had been in military use and closed to the public for more than 150 years. The Masterplan will open up and reconnect it to the surrounding areas of Belgravia and Chelsea in a new integrated residential neighbourhood in a landscaped setting. Houses and apartments will be combined with local convenience shops, restaurants, a multi-‐purpose community/cultural centre, a public sports and fitness facility and a medical centre. QATARI DIAR’s masterplan envisages a complete new community that is both distinctive and recognisable as a London neighbourhood. The buildings will be diverse in scale and character and linked by some 5 acres of new streets, squares and gardens in an attractive, walkable, sustainable environment. The landscaped areas will feature productive gardens, public art and more than 100 new trees set in some of London first new squares for more than a century. The 21-month consultation process has included over 30 public events, with 8 workshops and an Open Day attended by nearly 600 local people. Nine newsletters have been produced and distributed to 5000 local residents, interest groups and individuals. Regular meetings have been held with both the Residents’ Liaison Group, representing nearly 3300 households in the adjacent streets and the Community Liaison Group, involving representatives of amenity groups, traders, local schools and the Metropolitan Police. Nick Yarker, Local Ward Councillor, also noted: “There has been extensive community consultation which has taken place in a constructive atmosphere and there has been a clear desire to engage with as many people from the community as possible. This is admirable."
“The challenge has been to balance a diverse and sometimes conflicting range of views and create a masterplan for a new district that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable," said Al-Hedfa.
"We believe we have achieved an excellent proposal with a high level of public support for the development of this important and historic site in the heart of London."
Al-Hedfa added: "Qatari Diar has long-term commitment to London and, in particular, to the redevelopment and management of this site, despite very challenging current economic conditions."
"We would like to thank all those individuals and groups who have contributed so much to the creation of this Masterplan and its approval by Westminster City Council, particularly the local community. We look forward to working in partnership with both the council and the community to progress the development of Chelsea Barracks."
03/07/2011 12:37 by
New plans to redevelop the Chelsea Barracks site in central London have been approved by Westminster Council, reports BBC.
The outline plan proposes to build 448 houses and flats, including 123 affordable homes, a sports centre and retail outlets at the 13-acre site.
A Grade II listed chapel is to remain at the site as part of the proposals.
But the plans are opposed by Chelsea Barracks Action Group which said three 100ft (30.4m) buildings will "loom over this very classical part of London".
The approval comes two years after developer Qatari Diar withdrew its earlier plan following Prince Charles' criticism of Lord Rogers' design.
The new plan by architects Dixon Jones, Squire and Partners and Kim Wilkie was approved by the council on Monday night.
21/06/2011 18:38 by Buildington
Property Week reports that Chelsea residents have today chained themselves to the bars of Chelsea Barracks, in protest against the failure of developer Qatari Diar to demonstrate the full height of the huge residential scheme that will be built at the site.
Read the full article: http://www.propertyweek.com/news/nimbys-handcuffed-to-chelsea-barracks-railings/5020126.article
17/06/2011 15:57 by Buildington
Prince Charles will not stand in the way of the revised planning application for the £3 billion Chelsea Barracks development, reports Evening Standard.
The new scheme is expected to be approved by Westminster council on Monday two years after Richard Rogers's original modernist version was withdrawn following the intervention of the prince.
Read the full article: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23960801-prince-charles-happy-with-new-chelsea-barracks-development.do
15/06/2011 16:58 by Buildington
Qatari Diar has insisted that a "sensitive" new masterplan would be produced through "high levels of public engagement and creative involvement", reports Evening Standard.
The extent of this engagement has surprised the Belgravia Residents' Association. Randa Hanna, who chairs the association's planning group, told architects' weekly Building Design: "They have been very careful - they've almost gone overboard. I can't think of another project in London with this level of [community] involvement. Had the earlier scheme had this kind of consultation, there might have been a different result. However, what concerns me is whether their attitude will remain the same once they have planning permission."
Read the full article: http://www.thisislondon.co.uk/standard/article-23948142-people-power-victorious-in-new-chelsea-barracks-plan.do
10/05/2011 13:07 by Buildington
Plans for a boutique hotel within the Chelsea Barracks scheme have been abandoned due to “substantial” opposition from residents.
The six-star, 90-bedroom hotel was due to be built on the corner of Pimlico Road and Chelsea Bridge Road but will now be replaced with additional residential and retail units.
Read the full article in bdonline.co.uk: www.bdonline.co.uk/news/developer-drops-plans-for-chelsea-barracks-hotel/5017758.article
09/05/2011 14:00 by Buildington