Planners OK £26m Chelsea scheme

Martin's Properties good to go on Old Church Street

Martin’s Properties has been given the go-ahead to develop a neat-looking scheme on Chelsea’s Old Church Street.

The locally-based firm announced last year that it would be working closely with luxury developer BlackOnyx on a £100m JV to build out “complex sites with scale and potential to create added value”.

This £26m project in the midst of an historic conservation area between the King’s Road and the Chelsea Embankment certainly fits that bill; the plans – drawn up by architects Scott Brownrigg – are due to deliver four two-bed apartments and a retail shop behind a traditional 19th century terrace, along with a pair of contemporary four bed townhouses. The designs promise “exceptional natural light in a private cobblestone courtyard”, with off-street parking for four cars.

Tom Martin, Managing Director, Martin’s Properties: “This project provides a superb opportunity to develop an attractive, high quality and sustainable scheme in prime Chelsea which blends in with its surroundings and respects the fabric of the historic buildings fronting Old Church Street. We have taken great care to produce a design that reflects the special character of the area.  It fits perfectly with our strategy to acquire complex sites with potential to create added value.”

Construction is due to start in July, with completion slated for 2019.