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More About Chelsea Barracks - "The Delicate Balance Between Architectural Heritage & 21st Century Living"

Published: 25/04/2022 By Mathilda Boyle

Chelsea Barracks has grown a reputation for being one of the finer developments in London. The community acts as a fully functioning & self sufficient luxury town within a city, a step away from the hustle & bustle.

Focusing on the green

Rather than taking away from the greenery of London, Chelsea Barracks restores by providing serene brooks, boundaries of trees & meticulous garden squares. These are a pivotal part of the development. They showcase the attitude of the community as a whole & the focus on utilising each space for better quality living, as opposed to developing as many residences as possible.

Throughout the complex, five acres of greenery has been added by landscape architects - London’s first new garden squares for several generations.

When walking around the community, you will notice a presence of roses. These are the Chelsea Barracks Red Rose, cultivated by Philip Harkness in response to the rose window pane in the Garrison Chapel.

The Epicentre

The Garrison Chapel is located in the heart of Chelsea Barracks. Built in 1859, this Grade II listed building is one of the only remaining chapels of the barracks, acting as a reminder of the British military history. The space is now used as The Princes Foundation public exhibition space.

The Chapel sits on Garrison Square, where residents are provided with shops, an on site restaurant & al fresco dining.

The Residences

The materials utilised within the development showcase the need to create ultimate luxury & quality.

Each exterior facade of the buildings showcase a fresh white Portland Stone, that gleams in the sunlight. The apartments bronze balcony balustrades are made in a bespoke designed inspiration by the botanical elements of William Morris. Additionally, the townhouses balustrades are one off works of art, bespoke to each, by Tord Boontje.

Every worktop utilised the finest of stone, carves natural Bianca Eclipse quarried in Brazil & finished by stone artisans in Italy.

European Oak glimmers on each doorway, cupboard or skirting board. Chevron solid oak flooring is set to create a patina over the years, producing warmth within the home.

Floor to ceiling windows & sliding doors open onto private balconies overlooking the natural vistas. The importance of privacy & not being overlooked, allows for each residence to be provided with bright natural light.

Each bathroom, fireplace or light fixture is curated with the finest of qualities & presented in the most luxurious manner possible. No expense has been spared, only serenity & sophistication is considered.

Amenities

Not only are the residences and grounds deeply cogitated, residents are provided with the best luxury amenities of any development. Before anything else, the on site staff will tend to your every needs. The team includes concierge & estate management (Valet Parking, Porterage, Lifestyle Services & Landscape Gardening).

There is also a gorgeous cinema room, billiards room & business suite (two 12 seat boardrooms & handsome lounge. If this wasn’t enough, the private health club completes the community with swimming pool, sauna, steam room & gym (with on site trainers).

Phases

Each element of the community is progressively completed. The developers have made sure that each phase is finished to the highest standard before moving on. Preventing any disturbance to current residents is of the utmost important & thoroughly considered before progressing with each phase.


It is fundamentally one of the most thoroughly considered developments within the UK. Providing residents with the peaceful serenity & tranquility of a resort, whilst being located in an epicentre of the world, London.