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Old July 16th, 2015, 11:48 AM   #1
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196-222 King's Road redevelopment | Chelsea | Site Prep


196-222 King's Road
Chelsea
SW3


Planning application: Kensington & Chelsea PP/15/04338

Official website: http://www.196-222kr.com/




Development Facts

Site: 196-222 King's Road, London SW3

Developer: The Cadogan Estate

Architect: PDP London




Residential Units

Total: 47

Market housing: 42

Affordable housing: 5




Floorspace (GEA)

Total: 20,161m²

Retail (A1): 2,296m²

Office (B1): 2,216m²

Cinema (D2): 2,579m²

Public house (A4): 600m²

Restaurant (A1): 3,561m²

Residential (C3): 8,258m²

Rooftop bar (A4): 650m²













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Old July 16th, 2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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New plans for the redevelopment of 196-222 King's Road, which includes the Curzon Chelsea and adjacent buildings:

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Old July 16th, 2015, 03:39 PM   #3
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Looks pretty refined and appropriate - it looks like it brings respects and brings out the best of the old architecture in that render.
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Ha. I used to go to that cinema back in student days, early '80s. Was it called the Renoir Chelsea back then...?

The building to the right (east) of the cinema would look OK with a clean up but is not an architectural gem. The '70s-ish dark red brick thing to the right of that was ripe for replacement from the day it was built, so losing it is fine. Their replacement looks nice at ground level (dark green ceramic bricks? Tasty), banal on the upper floors, but acceptable overall. So that's a win on points, I'd say.

By the look of it, the central façade element of the Habitat building is to be retained while all the rest is to be completely rebuilt in a look-a-like style. It seems pleasant and completely appropriate to its surroundings to my eye, so... good.

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I wonder if the Curzon will come back after the rebuild?
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Scheme has been approved by the Royal borough of Kensington and Chelsea.
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Excellent!
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Old October 21st, 2015, 06:25 PM   #7
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Much needed improvement, very pleasing.
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The Curzon Chelsea has now closed for redevelopment. Photo courtesy of @philipknatchbull:

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Old April 4th, 2018, 02:04 PM   #9
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The first construction newsletter:



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Wow nice to see a historical building being both retained and aesthetically and functionally improved. What Id call a win win
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Fantastic. Very similar to Queens Apartments in Bayswater, which is another successful conversion of a former cinema.

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Wates reinvents Chelsea cinema on famous King's Road
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31 October 2018
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In the prestigious west London neighbourhood Cadogan Estates is turning a 1930s icon of the famous King’s Road into a cutting-edge development.

It’s best to be well groomed if you don’t want to look out of place strolling down the King’s Road in Chelsea.

Art galleries vie for space with designer clothing boutiques while well-heeled locals hunt for places to lunch.

In the 1970s it was from a shop on the King’s Road that fashion icon Vivienne Westwood and punk band the Sex Pistols first came to the world’s attention, and it has remained a noted centre of style ever since.

Halfway along the thoroughfare stands the Curzon Cinema. Its Art Deco facade, designed by celebrated architect William Edward Trent, has been a highlight of the west London neighbourhood since the 1930s when it first opened as the Gaumont Palace Theatre.

Now its owner, property company Cadogan, is overseeing a huge redevelopment of the cinema and surrounding blocks. It is investing £92m in a project that will see the cinema, a residential apartment block, pub and office space partially demolished. In their place will emerge a mixed-use scheme featuring 47 affordable and market-rent new homes, high-end offices, new and improved retail space, plus a 600-seat cinema and rooftop bar.

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