Eric Parry Architects has landed the next phase of the £3 billion Chelsea Barracks development in Belgravia, London
It is understood the AJ100 practice saw off Make, David Adjaye and Liftschutz Davison Sandilands to win the scheme which includes three large housing blocks.
The Parry project forms phase 4 of the revised Chelsea Barracks masterplan for the former Ministry of Defence site designed by Michael Squire, Dixon Jones and landscape specialist Kim Wilkie. The original plans by Rogers Stirk Harbour + Partners were famously dropped in 2009 after Prince Charles privately lobbied the scheme’s Qatari backers.
Construction has already started on the 74-home first phase designed by Squire and Partners, the 14 townhouses by Paul Davis and Partners which form phase 2 and Ben Pentreath and Associates’ phase 3a - the marketing suite and show apartment. Work is due to complete on the these phases in early 2018.
A spokesperson for Chelsea Barracks said the team had been ‘impressed with Parry’s vision for Chelsea Barracks and his deep understanding of the project.’
He said: ‘Parry has reimagined some of the most famous historic sites in London, including Saville Row and Bond Street, and we are confident that his designs for Chelsea Barracks will create something entirely unique, while remaining faithful to the masterplan and the rich heritage of site.’
Phase 4 will sit within the heart of the development and will feature the scheme’s largest landscaped public square.
Parry, whose practice also recently picked up a mega-skyscraper scheme next to the Cheesegrater, said: ‘Chelsea Barracks we believe will develop into one of the most celebrated neighbourhoods in London. The ambition of this project coupled with the clarity of the masterplan means that we have very strong foundations from which to build.’
A formal planning application for Parry’s scheme is expected to be submitted later this year to Westminster City Council.
Meanwhile it is understood Allies and Morrison, Farshid Moussavi Architecture and Caruso St John have been shortlisted for another element of the site.
It is unknown when a result will be announced.