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.

Progress update – Spring 2019

Following an extensive programme of asbestos removal on the site, we are now well underway with the fit out of the North Wing which will provide a new back of house area for Waitrose. The pit lane on Chelsea Manor Street will remain in place for the extent of the project. A pit lane on the King’s Road will be temporarily introduced for three months between July and September 2019 to facilitate vehicle movements for the ongoing demolition and construction works.

Work activity – Summer 2019

To retain the historic facade of the Gaumont Palace building means that we need to put retention steelwork in place to support the facade when the building behind is demolished. This work will commence in July and will mean a partial pavement diversion will be in in place on the King’s Road for approximately two and a half months as set out in the approved Construction Traffic Management Plan.

Work to 184a King’s Road is nearing completion. This will form a temporary customer entrance for Waitrose while building works are undertaken at the main store entrance. In the meantime, we anticipate the unit will be temporarily occupied from Autumn 2019.

Once the steel works are in place, demolition will begin, and this is expected to be completed towards the end of 2019. As a result of the demolition, a scaffolding perimeter will be erected around the site to protect neighbours, prevent the spread of any debris or dust and minimise any noise impacts.

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 to the highest standards, minimising noise and disruption throughout the construction period.

  • Construction works 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 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.