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Chelsea Barracks
Westminster, London, UK
CLIENT  Qatari Diar ARCHITECT  Vincent & Brown (Phase 3B), Studio Jenny Jones (Chapel)
quantity surveying – project management – licence to alter
The Chelsea Barracks project occupies a 5.2 hectare site in central London, former home of a British Army barracks. As part of Phase 3B of the master plan implementation, we delivered the extension and refurbishment of an existing modular building and the refurbishment of the chapel. Using our established relationships, we managed a combination of traditional and Modern Methods of Construction approach. Additionally, following completion of Phase 1-3, we were appointed by the client to provide licence to alter services for the incoming leaseholders.
 

Chelsea Barracks

“For a relatively small organisation, Circle has covered all bases professionally and with the minimum of fuss.”
TURGAY FAIK, QATARI DIAR EUROPE

Chelsea Barracks

UNITS
Block 11 (chapel conversion) : art gallery, Block 16 : 4 units
HEIGHTS
Block 11 : 2 storeys, Block 16 : 3 storeys
MATERIALS
Block 16 : existing modular building with new lightweight steel frame for second level, anodised aluminium rainscreen cladding

INFRASTRUCTURE ENGINEER
Atelier Ten
MEP CONSULTANT
Hoare Lea

SECTORS
arts, residential
COMPLETION
June 2020 (Phase 3B), licence to alter retained surveyor

Circle was appointed quantity surveyor and project manager for Phase 3B of the Chelsea Barracks project. This phase consisted of the addition of a new storey to an existing modular building by adding new modules, plus the building’s refurbishment, and the conversion of the former barracks chapel (1859, Grade II listed) for use as a gallery space. We managed the client monitoring team, completed a challenging tender process, negotiated with the contractor on behalf of the client, found savings that made the project viable, and oversaw construction.

Phase 1-3 of the project completed construction in late 2019. Our building surveyors were then engaged to provide licence to alter services to help meet the requirements of the leaseholders taking possession.

photo : Jack Hobhouse, courtesy Qatari Diar
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