Contractors wanted for £160m scheme near Stamford Bridge stadium

The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has urged contractors to come forward for a £160million mixed-use development near King’s Road.

Council chiefs have invited construction companies to express their interest in the Lots Road South scheme in west London, which will include social housing and a range of community facilities.

A prior information noticepublished by the local authority, said the large-scale project near Chelsea FC’s Stamford Bridge stadium would officially go on the market later this month, with work planned on the site next year.

The program will include 65 additional social care rental units; 23 social rental units for general use; and 13 accommodations for key workers or mid-term holders.

It will also have 5,000 square meters of employment space in the area for creative businesses, food businesses, medical service providers, galleries and shops.

The council said it “wants to engage with organizations that can provide development and construction services”.

“This is an opportunity for vendors to express interest and provide feedback to the board,” he added.

A draft design guide for the Lots Road project is currently undergoing public consultation. That said, the site, between Chelsea Harbor and King’s Road, is currently occupied by a pound and two warehouses.

The £500m Chelsea Waterfront redevelopment of Lots Road power station (pictured), backed by a team of developers from Hutchison Property Group and Hong Kong’s CK Asset Holdings, is well advanced nearby and set for completion in 2024. Ardmore won a £170million contract for the scheme in 2016.

Meanwhile, Chelsea Football Club’s plan to redevelop its stadium at Stamford Bridge, just north of King’s Road, was shelved in 2018. The huge cost of the project has would have been quoted as an obstacle to the quick sale of the club by Russian owner Roman Abramovich.

Alice F. Ponder