Planning & Architecture Services in Kensington & Chelsea
Postcodes: W11, W10, W8, W14, SW1, SW7, SW3, SW5, SW10
Kensington & Chelsea History
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has enjoyed a prestigious and prosperous reputation since the 17th century. Nestled away from the bustling urban environment, it was renowned for its clean and healthful air. During this era, grand country estates like Cope’s Castle, Campden House, and Nottingham House graced the landscape, boasting substantial grounds and meticulously landscaped gardens.
The 18th and 19th centuries witnessed further urban development, with a significant surge in construction activity post-1851, catalyzed by the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. This event left a lasting legacy in the form of cultural institutions, which included the Royal Albert Hall, the Albert Memorial, and the Museum of Science and Art, later rebranded as the Victoria and Albert Museum in the early 20th century. The emergence of these institutions also led to the development of high-end housing, characterized by the construction of large, white stuccoed houses in the 1860s, followed by the introduction of red-brick maisonette flats in the 1890s.
Contemporary areas of focus for development and revitalization within the borough encompass locations such as the Wornington Green Estate, the Silchester Estate, and Elkstone Road.
Kensington & Chelsea Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas stand as bastions of historical and architectural significance, demanding meticulous attention during building and redevelopment due to the heightened scrutiny of planning regulations and constraints within these hallowed sites. Nevertheless, our exceptionally trained staff possesses the expertise to deftly navigate the complexities of planning and design, even when confronted with the most demanding challenges. We consistently realize our clients’ objectives, seamlessly balancing aesthetics and functionality, all while unwaveringly complying with the regulatory framework established by the local planning authority.
Kensington & Chelsea conservation areas:
Billings, Kensington Court, The Boltons, Kensington Palace, Brompt on, Kensington Square, Brompton Cemetery, Ladbroke, Chelsea, Lexham Gardens, Chelsea Park/Carlyle, Nevern Square, Cheyne, Philbeach, Courtfield, Norland, Cornwall, Oxford Gardens, De Vere, Pembridge, Earls Court Square, Queen’s Gate, Earls Court Village, Royal Hospital, Edwardes Square/Scarsdale and Abingdon, Sloane Square, Hans Town, Sloane/Stanley, Holland Park, Thames, Kensal Green Cemetery, Thurloe Estate, Kensington, Smith’s Charity
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Kensington & Chelsea Contact Information
Kensington & Chelsea – Local Planning Authority
Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea
Customer Service Centre
London W8 7NX
For more information, visit www.rbkc.gov.uk