Description of 196-222 King’s Road
196-222 King’s Road is a mixed-use redevelopment in Chelsea, London SW3.
The new building will feature:
- Flexible retail space, including both small and larger shops,
on King’s Road and Chelsea Manor Street
- An improved Waitrose store (Waitrose is open
throughout the works)
- A large pub in the same location as the existing Trafalgar pub
- An independent cinema which, once completed, will see
Curzon reinstated to a 600 seat cinema with improved
disabled access and customer experience
- 47 new homes including affordable and market rent
- A rooftop bar providing a unique view across Chelsea
- High-quality office space
- Solar panels and a green roof
- The plans will restore the historic façade of the original
art-deco Gaumont Palace building.
The nearest tube station Sloane Square is ca 800 metres from the site.
The work commenced on the first week of April 2018.
Construction work will be completed in late 2021, and internal fit-out will be finished by Spring 2022.
2018 - Work commenced in April 2018.
The Habitat store closed on 25 March 2018
2015 October - Planning permission from the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea for partial demolition and redevelopment of the site. The front facade of 206 - 222 King's Road (Habitat and cinema) from the 1930's would be retained and Friese Green House would be retained and refurbished. The remaining buildings on the site (196-204 King’s Road) would be demolished and rebuilt. The 2015 Historic Buildings Report was provided by Donald Insall Associates.