The culmination of over a decade of positive work saw Farrells complete the planning process at Chelsea Waterfront with section 73 consent granted for new architecture in relation to the original 2005 planning consent.
Designed by Farrells for Hutchison Property Group, the redevelopment of the landmark Lots Road Power Station and eight acre site at Chelsea Waterfront combines well-loved heritage elements with first class modern design. Successfully delivering 420 further units through the planning process, this consent unlocks 165 affordable units and 255 private on the Kensington and Chelsea side of the site.
Split between two boroughs, Kensington & Chelsea and Hammersmith & Fulham, this redevelopment is centred around two glass residential towers that mirror the towers of the power station, originally built in 1904. Working alongside Formation Architects, who are designing the fitout of the power station, Chelsea Waterfront is the first development of this scale on the north bank of the Thames in over 100 years. It opens up to the river with beautifully landscaped gardens and is set to become a destination in its own right.
The Hammersmith & Fulham side is heading fast towards completion in mid-2019, with the cladding for two low-rise buildings nearing completion whilst the 37-storey tower is progressing well.
Farrells Principal, Terry Farrell, commented:
“We are delighted to have been granted planning consent for the redevelopment of this site. Combining contextual modern architecture with quality placemaking, Chelsea Waterfront will bring new life to the north bank.”
Farrells are internationally recognised architect-planners. The company has designed award-winning buildings and masterplans throughout the world for over half a century, from the refurbishment of Grade-I listed buildings in London to the tallest building in the world by a British architect in Shenzhen. Farrells believe design should always be informed by context and ‘place’. Architectural design grows organically, tailor-made to specific circumstances and community needs.
Hutchison Property Group specialises in prestigious office, residential, retail, industrial, hotel and resort developments. In addition to prominent developments in mainland China and Hong Kong, the company has been at the forefront of development on London’s riverside for many years, having developed iconic sites such as Montevetro (completed in 2000) and Albion Riverside (completed in 2003).