Chelsea Barracks plans set to finally go ahead

It’s taken five years, but Westminster Council has finally approved plans worthy enough to develop the controversial Chelsea Barracks site.

Westminster Council released their requirements for the site in 2006 but a series of planning arguments, bickering between parties, new owners and royal interventions led to the plans being heavily delayed.

Dixon Jones and Squire and Partners are the architects behind the plans for Chelsea Barracks, which will see the 5 hectare property turned into 448 houses, flats, shops, a sports and health centre. Work can begin on the site as soon as the Mayor of London Boris Johnson gives his seal of approval to the plans.

The plans were originally submitted in June 2009, where developers the Qatari Diar group’s idea for Chelsea Barracks were rejected by Prince Charles, who reportedly hated their designs and said his “heart sank” when he saw them.

Two years of delays and arguments followed and eventually all sides agreed and as soon as Boris Johnson signs off the plans, the work can go ahead. The project for Chelsea Barracks will likely create new construction jobs in the area.



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Posted on June 21, 2011, in construction jobs, construction news, electrician jobs, plumbing jobs, train4tradeskills and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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