New Chelsea Barracks masterplan unveiled

by Pete Hayman | 22 Apr 2010

A new masterplan for a major mixed-use redevelopment of the 12.8-acre (5.2-hectare) Chelsea Barracks project in Westminster, London, has been revealed.

Middle East-based developer Qatari Diar is leading the multi-million pound scheme, which has been drawn up by Dixon Jones architects; Squire and Partners; and Kim Wilkie Associates. A boutique hotel, a community sports facility, public art and a medical centre form part of the residential-led scheme, along with some of the first gardens to be created in Central London for more than 100 years.

The former Garrison Chapel may also be retained to form a "beating heart" to the proposed neighbourhood development, which is not set to be gated in order to link in with existing local communities. A new masterplan was drawn up after Qatari Diar's earlier proposals for the site - designed by Rogers Stirk and Partners - were withdrawn in the wake of criticism from the Prince of Wales.

A Qatari Diar spokesperson said: "Qatari Diar has a long-term commitment to major investment at this site in order to create a sustainable new neighbourhood for London, delivering both private and public spaces where people will want to be. "Extensive public consultation has been central to developing a concept that we believe will be an authentic London landscape yet forward looking in character, capable of adapting over time and therefore truly sustainable."

A new masterplan for a major mixed-use redevelopment of the 12.8-acre (5.2-hectare) Chelsea Barracks project in Westminster, London, has been revealed. Middle East-based developer Qatari Diar is leading the multi-million pound scheme, which has been drawn up by Dixon Jones architects; Squire and Partners; and Kim Wilkie Associates. A boutique hotel, a community sports facility, public art and a medical centre form part of the residential-led scheme, along with some
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