Chelsea Barracks

The planning brief from Westminster City Council stated that the 1960s buildings were of ‘little architectural merit’; these have now been mainly demolished since the site’s acquisition from the Ministry of Defence in January 2008. The brief also noted that ‘The primary scale of the new buildings will be the buildings at Pimlico Road’ and required that at least 0.8 hectares of the site was publicly accessible and that 50 per cent of the residential units on the site were affordable housing.

Project Data
   
Client Project Blue (Guernsey) Limited
   
Location London, UK
Uses Category Mixed-use residential, retail, hotel and community facilities
Dates 2007-2009
   
Site Area 12.8 acres (5.18 hectares)
   
Architect Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners
Co-Architect
(affordable housing)
Allford Hall Monaghan Morris
Structural & Services Engineers Arup
   
Landscape Consultants Thomas Heatherwick Studio/EDCO Design London/Olin Partnership
   
Quantity Surveyors Gardiner and Theobald
   
Project Manager GTMS
   
Townscape Consultant Francis Golding
   
Planning Consultant DP9