Stakeholder consultation prompts design rethink for one of Europe's most important residential developments

Major design changes to the Chelsea Barracks development have today been announced.

Chelsea Barracks

The project covers 5.2 hectares and is regarded in the industry as one of the most significant residential developments in Europe. The changes were announced in response to a public meeting held at Westminster council on 4 September, and soundings from neighbours at Chelsea Barracks.

Ghanim bin Saad al-Saad, chief executive of Qatari Diar, who are financing the project said: “The Project Blue Guernsey architects have responded with design changes which we are confident address all our stakeholders' concerns including a reduction in the height and massing of the affordable housing and the creation of a large public open space.”

Christian Candy, the developer's co-founder said the team was still looking forward to “creating a landmark development of international repute.”

He added: “PBGL's design has been changed recently following extensive consultation with all local stakeholders and Westminster council officers and we are pleased with these changes. We are confident that together we will deliver a 21st century residential development that is sensitive to the needs of the local community.”