Hadley Property Group has brought its Chelsea Island scheme to market, marking the final phase in the epic 30-year regeneration of Chelsea Harbour.
Designed by Arney Fender Katsaldis, this latest instalment brings 89 new resi units and a range of luxury retail and restaurant options to the party, centred around a new public Creekside Plaza.
One-beds measure from 800 square feet, with three-bedrooms coming in at around 2,000 square feet; the internal spec includes natural stone, brassware and luxury timber and prices are starting from £1m.
Buyers are being tempted with a 24-hour concierge service and access to an events planner, who’ll be on hand to sort out private parties and business events in the private lobby, business lounge or up on the residents’ roof garden.
The roof garden is shaping up to be a real highlight actually; Hadley has hired well-known Belgravia florist Neill Strain to design the branded space overlooking Chelsea Creek. The finished article will feature bee-friendly trees, shrubs and plants, densely-packed flowerbeds and a central pond. A shaded area of grass is also being set aside for yoga and other such activities.
James Taylor, Group Sales & Marketing Director: “Chelsea Island has been designed to offer homeowners all the luxuries associated with a stay at one of London’s top hotels, while ensuring every apartment really feels like home. Spacious rooms, beautiful gardens created by Neill Strain – an extremely talented florist to the stars – and architecture that encourages natural daylight throughout every home, will provide residents with a sense of wellbeing and a place to call home.
“Our gateway development at Chelsea Harbour is the last piece of the regeneration jigsaw in the area, and we look forward to welcoming residents to their new homes in what has fast become London’s newest design hub.”
It sounds like launch day went swimmingly. Taylor tells us: “We’re hugely encouraged by the interest generated at the launch of Chelsea Island this weekend, which saw a full day’s activity at the scheme’s newly opened marketing suite next to Chelsea Harbour Design Centre. During the course of the weekend we received well over 70 qualified enquiries from predominantly owner-occupiers, which really is exceptional and is testament to the properties themselves – and is also a sign of the strong appetite for homes in the area. We’ll be following up with interested parties over the coming weeks and anticipate a steady stream of reservations as we attract a pool of buyers focused on finding their ideal home in the capital.”
The 20-acre Chelsea Harbour site used to be an ex-British Rail Coal Yard and Victorian-era railway coaling dock, which had fallen into a right state by the time planning was granted in 1986 for a series of new buildings around a 75-berth marina. It was the biggest single construction project in the UK for decades and delivered some impressive stats; the 18-storey “Belvedere” tower topped-out within six months of the start of work, with the constructors managing to pour a new floor every four days.