By Katey Clifford
Recognized for its Georgian houses and wealthy architectural historical past, West London’s Belgravia already dominates the true property market. Making it much more interesting is the spectacular Chelsea Barracks, a completely new neighborhood spanning practically 13 acres of land on the southern tip of the Belgravia district, the place—because the identify suggests—housing for the British Military stood for 150 years. Qatari Diar bought the location for nearly £1 billion in 2008 and has spent the years since reworking it—with spectacular outcomes.
The primary 67 luxurious residences that grew to become out there in 2019 as part 1 of the construct have been flying off the market, with over 90 p.c of inventory already bought. The following part will characteristic 97 extra residences, and by 2023 one other 32,000 sq. ft of amenity house for all residents. There are additionally 13 six-story townhouses by architects PDP London, together with two dressed houses by inside design studio Albion Nord. And that’s only the start of what Chelsea Barracks has to supply.
A large 5 acres—40 p.c of Chelsea Barracks—is dedicated to landscaped gardens open to the general public. Greenery and delicate water options wind seamlessly round Whistler Sq., Mulberry Sq., and the not but accomplished 5 Fields, making for a neighborhood immersed in nature.
“[We] wished to create a very accessible place the place individuals come to sit down, take outing, and be part of the pure surroundings, and our inexperienced areas make this imaginative and prescient a actuality,” says Tariq Al Abdulla, chief growth and mission supply officer (Europe & America) at Chelsea Barracks. Planted with native species and culinary and medicinal crops, the gardens present an array of fragrances all year long. Chelsea Barracks additionally achieved LEED Platinum standing, making it essentially the most sustainable growth in Europe.
Indoor facilities are equally spectacular. The Garrison Membership, accessible to all residents, boasts a 13,000-square-foot spa, 65-foot pool, health middle, non-public coaching studio, steam room, sauna and therapy rooms, tepidarium, enterprise suite, 16-seat cinema, resident lounge, boardrooms, non-public operate room, and video games room, along with life-style companies facilitated by a 24-hour onsite concierge.
Chelsea Barracks’ location additionally lends itself to the rules of a 15-minute metropolis idea, the place work, procuring, leisure, colleges, and every day requirements are a brief stroll or bike trip away.
“On the coronary heart of Chelsea Barracks is our dedication to delivering houses that set new requirements for London residing,” says Richard Oakes, chief gross sales and advertising officer, Europe and America, at Qatari Diar. “Rooted in historical past however with our ft firmly sooner or later, 3 Mulberry Sq. completely redefines the standard Belgravia townhouse. Along with PDP and Albion Nord, now we have paid homage to Belgravia and the very best of historic London, whereas adapting the townhouses to how we stay immediately and for years to return—to far exceed custom.”