Postcodes: W11, W10, W8, W14, SW1, SW7, SW3, SW5, SW10
Kensington & Chelsea History
The Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea has been a fashionable and affluent area since the 17th century. Located away from the crowds and noise of the city, its air was considered clean and healthy. Large country houses such as Cope’s Castle, Campden House and Nottingham House were built with sizeable grounds and landscaped gardens.
In the 18th and 19th centuries further development occurred. In particular a great deal of building took place after 1851 due to the Great Exhibition in Hyde Park. Legacies of the event included a group of cultural institutions: the Royal Albert Hall, the Albert Memorial and the Museum of Science and Art, later renamed the Victoria and Albert Museum in the early 20th century. Along with the opening of these establishments came the development of high-class housing. Large white stuccoed houses were constructed in the 1860s and later came the red-brick maisonette flats of the 1890s.Current areas of development and regeneration in the borough include the Wornington Green Estate, the Silchester Estate and Elkstone Road.
Get Planning and Architecture has completed a number of projects both in Kensington and Chelsea and throughout London including commercial, retail and residential ventures and so has an excellent knowledge of the area and its architecture.