Royal Brompton & Harefield NHS Foundation Trust have submitted plans to construct a five storey building on the site of Chelsea Farmers Market on Sydney Street.
The building will have a total of 59 flats, in addition to retail units and also consist of two subterranean levels. 30 car parking spaces and 142 cycle stands will be included.
All of the 59 flats are proposed as private accomodation, with 18 one bed units, 15 two bed flats, 22 three bed apartments and four larger units with at least four bedrooms a piece. Presumably there will be a hefty off-site affordable payment if this gets approval.
The total retail space will decline, but only slightly – from 1507 sqm to 1455 sqm. More significantly the character will change – gone will be the stalls, stands and wooden sheds of the farmers market. These have been here since the 1980s, but were always intended as temporary.
The scheme, designed by PDP LDN, calls for the creation of a semi-open courtyard and a retail square, with the buildings wrapped around these new spaces.