The original Kings Chapel is the work of Victorian architect Edward Blore best known for his contributions to the design of Buckingham Palace.
The chapel is located in Chelsea and is a Grade II listed building. Planning consent was granted to divide the chapel into two trophy homes: totalling over 12,000 SQFT. These high end residential projects targeted the ultra high net worth (UHNW) housing market in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea (RBKC). Navigation of the planning and construction stages of this project were complex and required continuing liaison with the planning department.
The two homes are five bedroom townhouses which include 11m swimming pools and guest lodges which are sensitively connected underground whilst not physically touching the chapel itself, sitting amongst the landscaped garden. The accommodation within the chapel spans four levels with triple height dining rooms at the heart. Other key features include a cinema rooms, gyms, bars and a games rooms all conveniently accessed by a lift connecting all levels within the original bell tower.
This project was a particularly complex construction project, involving underpinning of the existing structure to create two separate double basements, which involved the splitting up of construction packages into shell and core, and fit out.
The team included Tenhurst, Savills, Thorp Interiors and Hoare Lea.