Initial concepts by Dixon Jones, Squire & Partners and Kim Wilkie Associates presented to resident groups
A new masterplan for the redevelopment of the Chelsea Barracks site in London has been unveiled by developer Qatari Diar.
The original plans for the site were withdrawn last year following the intervention of the Prince of Wales who took exception to the £3bn glass and steel multi-storey plan designed by Lord Rogers.
Qatari Diar appointed Dixon Jones, Squire & Partners and Kim Wilkie Associates at the end of last year to work up a new masterplan. The initial concepts were presented last night to community and resident groups.
The new masterplan includes a mix of housing types including apartment buildings, as well as local shops and community facilities. The former Garrison Chapel on the site is set to be retained, although its exact use hasn’t yet been decided. As part of the ongoing consultation process, the local community has been asked for its views on potential uses. There is also allocation for a hotel and medical centre.
Further public consultation will be carried out in the coming months and the plans will be submitted to Westminster City Council later this year for outline planning.
It’s planned that a variety of architects will be appointed to carry out the detailed designs.