Designed for Queensgate Investments and Rockwell, our proposals for this exceptionally high-quality development in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea comprise outstanding facilities, including restaurants, bars, health spa and conference facilities, vital to supporting London’s continued role as a world city and major global destination for business events.
Delivering substantial public benefits for both the local and wider community also forms an important part of the scheme. It will accommodate 62 genuinely affordable Social Rented homes, worth £90 million (the first private development in London to deliver 100% genuinely affordable homes); both meeting a clear and pressing local need. A new and sensitively designed 2,700sqm garden square will be the only publicly accessible green space within 1km of the site.
The scheme will also create more than 800 employment opportunities and support these with £1.4 million of training initiatives. A further £2.8 million will be put towards public realm improvements to the area around Gloucester Road station.
We are pleased that the Mayor has resolved to approve our proposals, which represent a once in a lifetime opportunity to rejuvenate a city block with a new building that respects the wider neighbourhood grain and recreates a London Square, a positive and significant contribution that benefits locals and visitors alike.