Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, which is fully owned by the Qatar Investment Authority, was established in December 2004 to support Qatar’s growing economy and to co-ordinate the Country’s real estate development and investment priorities.
Project Blue Ltd
Project Blue Ltd (PBL) and Project Blue Developments Ltd (PBDL) are the owners of the Chelsea Barracks site. Both are owned by Qatari Diar, a real estate investment company.
The Masterplanning team
Squire and Partners have been retained to produce detailed designs for Phase 1 of the Chelsea Barracks development. They will also have an ongoing role in connection with the supervision of the overall masterplan alongside Dixon Jones and landscape architect Kim Wilkie.
A number of architectural practices have and will be employed for the different phases of the Chelsea Barrack project. The retention of the masterplanning team will help to maintain continuity through the development process.
Squire and Partners – Phase 1, 5A & 6A
Architects Squire and Partners have worked in Westminster since 1976, when the practice was established in a basement office in Pimlico not far from the current Chelsea Barracks site. Squire and Partners bring extensive knowledge of housing design and mixed use development that will ensure the viability of the masterplan.
Squire and Partners have designed the three residential blocks that make up Phase 1 of the development.
Paul Davis + Partners – Phase 2
Having worked primarily in the historically sensitive Boroughs of the City of Westminster and the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea, Paul Davis + Partners have become adept in finding contemporary architectural solutions in contextually sensitive townscapes.
Paul Davis + Partners will be responsible for the design of the townhouses that make up Phase 2 of the Chelsea Barracks development
Ben Pentreath & Associates – Phase 3A
Ben Pentreath & Associates is a small, busy architectural practice based in central London. The practice is interested in demonstrating that modern, sustainable design can be seamlessly incorporated within traditional architecture.
The practice is best known for its traditional design but the firm enjoys working in a more contemporary idiom where it is appropriate for the site.
Eric Parry Architects – Phase 4 & 6A
Eric Parry Architects is an established and award-winning practice with a portfolio of notable work. The practice is responsible for several highly prestigious projects in the City and West End including 5 Aldermanbury Square, 60 Threadneedle Street, 23 Savile Row and 50 New Bond Street.
Gustafson Porter – Phase 4 Landscape
Gustafson Porter is an award-winning, international landscape architecture practice, who believes landscape architecture is an essential discipline in the creation of healthy environments for the 21st century. Each project is driven by an in-depth research of site, context and past, in order to create a design which is responsive, sensitive and appropriate.
Piercy & Company – Phase 5B
Architects Piercy & Company are a London based architectural practice with a reputation for bold ideas, strong forms and carefully crafted buildings. Recent work includes the well known Turnmill building, Clarkenwell which has won a number of nominations and awards (including Civic Trust Award 2017, RIBA Stirling Prize 2016, RIBA National Award 2016). Other projects from the company’s portfolio include Kew House, Two Tabernacle Street and The Copyright Building.
GIA are Chartered Surveyors who manage Party Wall and Neighbourly Matters on behalf of the project, ensuring that the works are being carried out in accordance with statutory legislation. GIA are also providing a call handling service to deal with neighbourly queries throughout the construction process.
Soundings are community engagement consultants and act as an impartial voice in the planning and development process, engaging with the local community to inform the masterplanning process and to ensure that local stakeholders are fully engaged in the dialogue. They have been involved in the project since August 2009.