Qatari Diar has lodged plans for the final phase of its £1 billion Chelsea Barracks development designed by Squire & Partners and Piercy & Company
The phase, 6b, has been submitted to Westminster Council and contains the affordable housing component of the scheme for the former Ministry of Defence site.
It includes four new blocks along Ebury Bridge Road by Squire & Partners comprising 126 extra-care and affordable housing units, a public sports centre and new shops on the ground levels.
It also incorporates a two-storey NHS medical centre, designed by Piercy & Company, at the northern corner of the site.
The overall project, masterplanned by Dixon Jones, Squire and Partners and Kim Wilkie Associates, will deliver more than 440 homes at the former Belgravia barracks, described by the developer as ’the most coveted 12.8 acres [5ha] in the world’.
The project’s first three phases on the site, being built by Mace, are nearing completion, and work looks set to start on Phase 4, designed by Eric Parry.
The development’s original architect, Rogers Stirk Harbour, was famously thrown off the job to overhaul the barracks in 2009 following an intervention by Prince Charles.
The latest round of plans comes as Westminster Council signed off on proposals by Arup to demolish the 1930s Ebury Estate, located just across the road from the Chelsea Barracks scheme.
The plans, voted through earlier this week, will see 13 existing buildings on the estate bulldozed and replaced with 750 new flats.
An earlier approved scheme, developed by HTA design and backed by residents in a ballot, was abandoned after the council said the proposals were not ‘attractive to developers’.