Frequently Asked Questions
Please see below responses to some frequently asked questions. However if you have any queries that are not addressed here please do not hesitate to Contact Us.
View of the new pub from the King’s Road.
When will this project be completed?
The work will commence during the first week of April 2018 and is due to be completed in Spring 2022.
How will you seek to mitigate the impacts of construction?
We are committed to do all we can to minimise noise and disruption. We have set out a number of commitments which can be viewed here. Cadogan will also ensure the development abides 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.
When are noisy works allowed to be carried out?
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. No construction work is permitted during weekends and public holidays save for exceptional circumstances.
When are construction vehicles allowed to visit the site?
Construction vehicles will only be permitted to access the site for deliveries and collections between 9:30am – 4:30pm, Monday to Friday, and will take routes along the King’s Road. Construction vehicles will load/unload on Chelsea Manor Street to minimise construction traffic on the King’s Road. A detailed Construction Traffic Management Plan has been agreed with RBKC to reduce the impact of construction traffic as much as possible.
Will any parking bays be suspended on King’s Road or Chelsea Manor Street?
Up to six resident parking bays, and also a bay to park six motorcycles, on Chelsea Manor Street between King’s Road and Hemus Place would be temporarily suspended until the end of construction works in late 2021. Cars will still be able to enter Chelsea Manor Street from the King’s Road as usual and park on Chelsea Manor Street in the designated bays.
Will I still be able to access the King’s Road and any side roads near the site?
During the demolition and construction phases the eastern side of Chelsea Manor Street, adjacent to the site, will be closed off to pedestrians and for the use of public highway. Pedestrians will still be allowed to walk along the northern side of the King’s Road, except when the scaffolding and gantry is erected during the first phase of construction which begins in April. During this time, pedestrians will be directed onto the south side of the King’s Road using the existing controlled crossing points.
Will Waitrose, Curzon Cinema, Habitat and the pub remain open throughout the construction?
Waitrose will remain open throughout the entire construction period. This will be managed carefully and sensitively.
Curzon Cinemas will be closed during construction and reopen once the development is complete. Customers will still be able to visit the Curzon cinemas in Mayfair and Victoria, which are two miles away from the site, while the King’s Road offer is closed.
The pub will also close however this will take place at a later stage in the programme. A further update will be provided in due course.
The Habitat store will go and be redeveloped as part of the wider scheme.
Who can I contact if I have concerns?
Cadogan has appointed a dedicated team to quickly respond to questions or concerns you may have at any time during the construction period. The team are in direct contact with the Wates site team and will be contactable during office hours to deal with the majority of issues that may arise. However if there is an urgent issue that needs to be addressed out-of-hours, over weekends or during public holidays there will be emergency contact details provided on the Contact Us page.
How will you communicate the construction plans regularly to local residents?
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.
If you have any questions about the works please do not hesitate to contact us:
Elizabeth Ricardo Binding on 020 7612 8490 (or for out of hours emergencies only please call 020 7730 4567)
From 03 April 2018 the Wates Project Director, Neil Lock, will be on site daily and will be pleased to be of assistance. Out of hours contacts will also be established during construction.