Chelsea Barracks

London 2009

Patel Taylor with Hamilton’s were one of ten teams invited by developer Qatari Diar to reconsider the urban design and architectural approach to the 13ha Chelsea Barracks site.

We formed a team with different but complimentary approaches. Our approach was to consider in detail the settings – the streets, spaces and landscape – to make sure they would work as the ‘glue’ which would hold this major new neighbourhood together and support new functions.

We conceived a ‘design code’ – a set of manners – that would allow buildings to relate to each other across streets and spaces while providing variety and individual expression within a coherent urban design.