Cadogan, in partnership with the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea, is announcing the go-ahead for a £40 million public realm investment to Sloane Street – set to transform the iconic Street and secure its future as a vibrant residential area and one of the world’s most beautiful luxury shopping destinations.
The project has been approved following extensive public consultation and work on the kilometre long street will begin in Autumn 2019, for expected completion within three years.
It will include extensive new planting to create an elegant green boulevard and better absorb airborne pollutants, with planting overseen by multiple Chelsea Flower Show award winner, Andy Sturgeon. London Architects John McAslan + Partners, whose recent work includes the transformation of King’s Cross Station, have been appointed on the public realm masterplan.
The programme also includes resurfacing and widening pavements to ensure a more pleasurable experience for pedestrians, improved lighting to complement the distinctive architecture and the introduction of new street furniture.
Quality materials, such as traditional Yorkstone and silver-grey granite, will form a consistent palette and further enrich the unique character of the Street. Traffic calming measures and increased crossing points will be introduced to reduce high speeds, and in-depth traffic modelling has ensured that vehicular flow is not impacted by the scheme.