Description of Chelsea Barracks
Chelsea Barracks is a residential-led development in Chelsea, London SW1.
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- 448 residential units including 123 affordable units
- Public sports facility with swimming pool
- Medical centre
- Community centre
- Local convenience shops
- 5 acres of public squares, streets and gardens -
- Community gardens
- 100 new trees
- Children’s play space
The redevelopment of the 12,8-acre site of the former Chelsea Barracks will provide new homes with a mix of private homes for sale and affordable homes including ‘extra care' housing for the elderly.
The apartments and houses are built around seven new garden squares. There will be around 5 acres of green space.
The variety of sizes and types of homes, including apartments, town and mews houses, is intended to help the development ‘blend in'.
Consent for the designs by architects Squire and Partners was granted in May 2014. The three blocks that make up phase 1 contain 74 apartments that range in size from 1 to 6 bedrooms. This phase will also provide a cafe on the corner of block 1 to help animate the new public entrance to the site on Pimlico Road.
The 74 apartments in phase one were expected to have price tags ranging from £2 million to £50 million and are scheduled to be completed by 2018, reported Evening Standard in March 2015 when construction started on site.
Detailed design proposals for Phase 2, by architects Paul Davis + Partners, were submitted to Westminster City Council in May 2014 and consent was granted for the designs in August 2014. Phase 2 consists of 15 townhouses divided into two blocks which are 4 storeys at the front and 5 storeys to the rear, as the designs include a sunken rear garden. Some of the properties will have summerhouses in their rear garden. Completion of phase 2 in 2018.
Detailed design proposals for Phase 3A, by architects Ben Pentreath and Associates, were submitted to Westminster City Council in late August 2014. This phase consists of 2 blocks, one of which will be a mews house and another which will be a restaurant and delicatessen, forming one side of a new public square. It is intended to temporarily use Phase 3A as a marketing suite and show apartment while the rest of the site is being constructed. A separate application has been made to Westminster City Council for this use.
Completion in 2018.
Phase 3b includes residential use and retail use, along with the conversion of the Chapel. Design work for this phase is in the early stages. The Chapel completes in November 2018. The residential and retail elements complete in 2018.
Phase 4 will contain 3 apartment buildings arranged around a private courtyard. The designer for this phase is said to be Eric Parry Architects.
Phase 5 will contain new townhouses arranged around a square.
Phase 5b of the Chelsea Barracks masterplan is located adjacent to Phase 5a to the northern border of the site and is designed by Piercy & Company. It consists of 3 townhouses and 3 mews houses arranged in a crescent facing onto ‘Orchard Square’, a key residential square. To the north, at the rear of Phase 5b, sits a row of Georgian townhouses running along St. Barnabas Street.
Phase 6 contains private apartments, affordable housing and community facilities, such as a sports centre, health facility and retail.
Buildings 18 and 19 by Eric Parry Architects reflect the consented composition of Phase 4 and are 6 storeys in height with an additional two-storey penthouse set back at the upper level. The design proposals generally replicate the architectural character and materiality of Phase 4 across Five Fields Square. The Eric Parry Architects buildings in Phase 6a provide a total of 85 private residential units.
Building 20 is designed by Squire & Partners. It is an apartment building treated as a single block with a front entrance and lobby, and a central core serving all the apartments. The building has a maximum height of eight
Mace has been appointed as the main contractor to deliver Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the Chelsea Barracks Scheme.
The development is completed in phases. The entire development is due to complete in 2024.
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Exhibition of Phase 6B phase is held in February.
Exhibition of phases 5b and 6a are held in July.
Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co. is said to have sold almost 30 homes at the $4.3 billion Chelsea Barracks project before the properties are offered to the wider market later in 2016, said a source to Bloomberg. Buyers had agreed to pay about £4,500 ($6,500) a square foot. 
The sales website launches. The slogan is - A Heritage. A Destiny. A Legacy.
Work starts on site.
1. Chelsea Barracks chelseabarracks.net
London's Chelsea Barracks Homes Said to Sell at 200% Premium, Bloomberg 25. April 2016 http://www.bloomberg.com
2. Chelsea Barracks Partnership www.chelseabarrackspartnership.com
Chelsea Barracks townhomes, Chelsea Barracks marketing suite.