An unwavering long-term commitment to the community and careful curation of the Estate’s 93-acres, spanning Chelsea and Knightsbridge, sits at the very heart of property manager Cadogan’s strategy.
Since ‘reopening’, an additional 900 alfresco seats have been added across the neighbourhood and will be in place throughout the summer, while Pavilion Road has become more central to the community than ever. Running parallel to Sloane Street, it is home to independent artisans – including a butcher, baker, grocer, cheesemonger and wine merchant. Recently pedestrianised, it is the go-to for enjoyable essential shopping.
Nearby at Duke of York Square, the weekly Fine Food Market is now hosted on the green opposite the Saatchi Gallery, allowing for a more spacious and relaxed environment. The architecturally award-wining restaurant central to the Square, Vardo, provides Chelsea’s first rooftop bar and a perfect indoor/outdoor dining experience with its retractable glass walls.
Looking ahead, Chelsea will welcome the first Costes hotel outside Paris and chic Beaverbrook launch a Town House on Sloane Street. Exciting new experiential store concepts include Anya Hindmarch’s ‘The Village’, an innovative concept featuring five stores focused on experience, collaboration and sustainability. Other flagship openings include Burberry and Balenciaga on Sloane Street, Ralph Lauren on Sloane Square and Ganni and Rixo on King’s Road. More will also be revealed for Sloane Street, with significant investment into one of the world’s most famous luxury shopping destinations.
An exciting outdoor events schedule is also planned for 2021, including an Art Week, Summer Festival and the return of ‘Chelsea in Bloom’, London’s largest free flower festival.
Cadogan is focused on minimising its impact, and ensuring sustainability is integrated into every aspect of the business. With 12 ambitious targets, ‘Chelsea 2030’ will be announced this summer, a strategy reflecting both local and global approaches to tackling the climate emergency and societal issues - and promising Chelsea an even greener, more vibrant and sustainable future.