Chelsea Barracks Phase 4

FMDC were involved in a number of buildings in the redevelopment of the large 12.8 acre site, previously housing Chelsea Barracks.
Phase 4 comprises buildings 6, 7 and 8, which are all 6-stories high, with further 2-storey penthouses set back at high level. The buildings are arranged around a private courtyard in the centre of the masterplan, with building 7 considered to be the most prestigious in the entire development, as it fronts Chelsea Bridge Road.

Qatari Diar are developers of the scheme, with Multiplex engaged as Main Contractors for phase 4.  Eric Parry were architects, with whom FMDC have a long-standing relationship, collaborating on many buildings in the past 10 years.  Our appointment was direct with the developer in the early design stages, which was then novated across to Multiplex for delivery, which included many factory and site inspections.  FMDC were also appointed in a separate CMT role, working for Qatari Diar, to monitor build quality and to assess compliance with the specification and design intent, during the construction phase.

The elevations employed a varied material palette, which included natural stone, brick, vitreous enamel, lime render, cast and fabricated metalwork. FMDC materials specialists were involved in all aspects of specification and realisation of this challenging project.

Key subcontractors included Szerelmey (hand-set stone and brick), Decomo (stone faced precast), GIG (glazing and windows), Edmonds (entrance screens and canopies) and CMF (balustrades above ground floor).

The natural stone employed in the elevation was a Portuguese limestone, with more information available in the stone case study section of the website.  Building images are by Dirk Lindner Photography.