The architect, Michael Squire, will host a walking tour of Chelsea Barracks for Chelsea Society members at 2pm on Wednesday 20th October 2021. He will explain the original masterplan – created in 2009 by Squire & Partners, Dixon Jones and Kim Wilkie – and show us the first completed phases. Their vision was for a new piece of the city as a seamless evolution of Belgravia, enhancing value in all its forms – cultural, aesthetic, social and economic – for the benefit of local residents and the wider community. The development establishes new pedestrian routes across the site as well as over two acres of public landscaped space which did not of course exist while the site was used by the Army.
The walk will show the first three completed phases of Chelsea Barracks – a trio of residential apartment buildings designed by Squire & Partners, townhouses designed by PDP London, a restaurant designed by Ben Pentreath and landscaping of a series of public gardens and squares by Gustafson Porter + Bowman – and discuss the subsequent phases currently under construction. There will be an opportunity to visit the restored Garrison Chapel, which currently houses The Prince’s Trust’s Highgrove Florilegium exhibition.
Tickets £12 from Secretary@chelseasociety.org.uk