The redevelopment of the Chelsea Barracks site is one of the most prominent projects in the capital in the last quarter century. Bringing back a dense, mixed-use, traditionally planned quarter to the heart of Chelsea, the site has been masterplanned by Squire & Partners and Dixon Jones. In 2014 we were invited to join a limited competition to design a key landmark building at the centre of the site, immediately opposite the Garrison Chapel, now a listed building.
We developed a design for a simple, arcaded brick building which won the competition, and we worked through the slow and complex process of planning, meeting with local groups and neighbours, designing alongside the other architects in the Phase I collaboration, and then detailing the building for construction. Built with load-bearing, traditionally detailed brickwork of significant complexity, the building has gone on to win an number of awards and has become a much-loved and commented building at the heart of the project. The restaurant complex opens in 2023.
We worked alongside our good friend William Smalley who also designed the mews house next door.
Project Blue Ltd
2014 - 2020