The Construction Programme

Cadogan has appointed Wates to deliver the works.

Wates is a family owned construction company with over 100 years of experience delivering complex projects in RBKC and across the UK. Most recently they completed the new entrance, courtyard and purpose built gallery for the Victoria and Albert Museum and the same team will now be responsible for the delivery of the King’s Road project.

The construction programme has been carefully considered. During the first phase the Wates team will begin to prepare the site for construction, with limited activity taking place to the front of the building.

Progress update – Autumn 2018

The first phase of the Waitrose build has commenced. With demolition and piling completed, the substructure works are now underway. The ‘soft strip’ demolition works (the removal all non-structural elements inside and outside of the building to facilitate refurbishment) are also underway.

Work activity – Winter 2018

In early December we will begin work restoring the historic façade of the original art-deco Gaumont Palace building on the King’s Road. While we build the structure to support the façade, the foot path on this (north) side of the King’s Road will be temporarily closed. It will reopen after 10 weeks, with a covered pedestrian walkway to enable safe access while the works continue. During this time a delivery pit lane will also open on the King’s Road, which will be in place for approximately two years. Another pit lane will open on Chelsea Manor Street in December to facilitate the demolition. Early December will also see the beginning of the ‘soft strip’ of The Trafalgar pub.

All of the described works are in accordance with the agreed Construction Traffic Management Plan (CTMP) as approved by RBKC. We will provide further updates on the timings of the subsequent phases as the works progress.

Keeping you regularly updated

During the construction programme we will provide regular updates through local newsletters to keep neighbours up to date with information about the construction and news about the site. You can also find notifications of upcoming activity on our website and subscribe to receive regular email alerts on the Contact Us page.

Being a Considerate Neighbour

We always aim to be a considerate neighbour. We will ensure the works are managed safely and to the highest standards, minimising noise and disruption throughout the construction period.

  • Construction works audible at the site boundary will only take place between 8:00am – 6:00pm on weekdays, with noisy high impact work limited to 9:00am – 12:00pm and 2:00pm – 5:30pm.
  • Deliveries and collections will be restricted to 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday.
  • Cadogan has had extensive dialogue with RBKC to agree a very detailed traffic plan to reduce the impact of construction related transport movements as much as possible.

Cadogan requires all contractors to abide by RBKC’s Code of Construction Practice and the Considerate Constructors Scheme whereby contractors will commit to giving the utmost consideration to their impact on neighbours and the public.