Public gardens included in new plans for controversial Chelsea Barracks site

A revised plan for the Chelsea Barracks site in London has been unveiled after initial modernist proposals were withdrawn following criticism from the Prince of Wales.

The new masterplan for the 12.8 acre site,is a collaboration between architects Dixon Jones, Squire and Partners, and landscape architect Kim Wilkie.

The former Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners masterplan featured a modernist layout of apartment blocks, while the new proposal creates a public garden.

The site is now solely owned by Qatari Diar Real Estate, a development conglomerate owned by the Qatari royal family. They bought the barracks for £1bn in May 2006 from the Ministry of Defence along with millionaire brother Christian and Nick Candy.

But the deal fell through last year after the Prince of Wales' intervention which led to Qatari Diar withdrawing its original plans for the barracks.

The new masterplan is yet to go to Westminster City Council.


Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Sign up now
Already registered?
Sign in

Before commenting please read our rules for commenting on articles.

If you see a comment you find offensive, you can flag it as inappropriate. In the top right-hand corner of an individual comment, you will see 'flag as inappropriate'. Clicking this prompts us to review the comment. For further information see our rules for commenting on articles.

comments powered by Disqus

Read These Next

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

Sargent's solutions - how to attract the best staff for your business

There are ways to find quality candidates for horticultural jobs if you widen your search parameters, Alan Sargent suggests.

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

Business Planning - Staff are your greatest asset

An effective strategy to retain staff is the best way for any business to avoid a potential recruitment crisis, Neville Stein advises.

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

IoG Saltex 2017 - Kit showcase

Mowers, turf care, battery equipment, seeds, arboriculture kit and weed control will all see a wide range of new releases at Saltex, Sally Drury reports.

Horticulture Jobs
More Horticulture Jobs

IOG Saltex

Get set for IoG Saltex 2017 with our comprehensive show guide and exhibitor info.

Are you a landscape supplier?

Horticulture Week Landscape Project Leads

If so, you should be receiving our new service for Horticulture Week subscribers delivering landscape project leads from live, approved, planning applications across the UK.

Industry Data

An exclusive report for HW subscribers revealing the key development trends, clients and locations for 2017.

Products & Kit Resources

BALI National Landscape Awards 2016

Read all about the winning projects in the awards, run in association with Horticulture Week.

Noel Farrer

Founding partner of Farrer Huxley Associates Noel Farrer on landscape and green space

Read Noel Farrer