• Chelsea Barracks, London
  • Chelsea Barracks, London
Projects

Chelsea Barracks

Eric Parry Architects have designed 5 new residential buildings across 2 Phases of the masterplan for the redevelopment of the former Chelsea Barracks, a large site on Chelsea Bridge Road, opposite Ranelagh Gardens.

Phase 4 comprises three buildings, Nos. 6, 7 and 8, arranged around a private courtyard at the centre of the masterplan. Building 7 sits on Chelsea Bridge Road and is seen as the most prestigious building in the development. Buildings 18 and 19 are across a new public Square, with Building 19 being a companion piece to Building 7 on Chelsea Bridge Road.

All 5 buildings are 6 storeys in height with a further two storey penthouse set back at the upper levels. There is a mostly two storey basement across the site, providing car parking, residential storage, plantrooms as well as a residents gym and spa, including a three storey basement with a top lit tennis court. Each building is between 62 – 64.5m long, by between 22 and 23m wide.

The appearance of each building is informed by the historic character of the area and combined with contemporary detailing. Phase 4 provides 88 residential units, Phase 6 provides 96 units. Phase 4 is currently on site, Phase 6 has been submitted for planning permission.

Buildings 7 and 19 on Chelsea Bridge Road are proposed to have light coloured limestone in the tradition of London’s finest buildings. The remaining buildings are predominantly dark brickwork, with limestone detailing to bases and window surrounds.

The proportions of the elevations have been carefully studied and the proposals have a sense of generosity and authority, emphasising the principle of a tripartite order: base, body and top that characterise a tradition of urban architecture.

Summary

  • Project name: Chelsea Barracks
  • Client: Qatari Diar
  • Location: London

Collaboration

  • Contractor: Multiplex Construction
  • Landscape Architect: Gustafson Porter + Bowman
  • Project Management: Turner & Townsend
  • Quantity Surveyor: Gleeds
  • Structural Engineer: Arup
  • Visualiser: DBOX