Subsidiary of Christian Candy’s CPC Group receives planning for residential development a stone’s throw from Chelsea Barracks scheme

A residential scheme backed by the Candy brothers has received the go-ahead from the local council in the heart of Chelsea.

But the successful scheme is not the controversial Chelsea Barracks development that is still dividing local residents in the west London suburb.

Kings Fern, a subsidiary of Christian Candy’s CPC Group, has been given conditional approval for a 49-unit residential scheme on the King’s Road.

Designed by Lifschutz Davison Sandilands, the £30m scheme will see the existing Kingsgate House building redeveloped into 49 apartments. Also on the project team are DP9, Hoare Lee, Arup and Watermans.

The Kensington and Chelsea council granted the scheme planning consent this week, conditional on a successful section 106 agreement.

Richard Williams of CPC Group on behalf of Kings Fern said: “We are delighted that the planning committee has recognised the significant benefits of the scheme by resolving to grant planning consent. The new development is contemporary in design and dramatically improves upon the prior post-war building.”

The CPC Group is a partner in Project Blue (Guernsey), which is hoping to build a luxury residential development at Chelsea Barracks, just a stone’s throw from the Kingsgate scheme.

Proposals for Chelsea Barracks, designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners, are set to be decided by Westminster Council on 18 June. The scheme has been criticised by figures such as Prince Charles for not being suitable for the area.