Cadogan, who own and manage over 90 acres across Chelsea and Knightsbridge, has announced a series of initiatives to enhance the area’s safety and customer experience as it prepares to reopen and welcome people back to the neighbourhood post-lockdown.
Cadogan has worked closely with local shops and restaurants, from the luxury flagships on Sloane Street to independent artisans of Pavilion Road and world famous King’s Road, to make detailed arrangements for reopening while protecting public safety.
The award-winning weekly Fine Food Market at Duke of York Square, will return from Saturday, 3 April.
Al fresco dining will be introduced across Chelsea from 12 April, with over 500 additional seats spilling out across the newly pedestrianised Pavilion Road, Duke of York Square and a ‘pop-up’ experience taking over Sloane Square over summer.
Huge demand for shopping and outdoor dining in Chelsea is anticipated as pent-up demand for experience matches the vibrant mix of hospitality and retail that has been curated across the estate. Cadogan has developed a range of initiatives to ensure the highest level of customer service and safety and is working with retailers to prepare for a celebratory reopening.
Festive flags, bunting, additional festoon lighting and seasonal installations are being put in place to add further vibrancy. This includes flags on the King’s Road designed by local artists, a floral installation enhancing the arcade entrance to Duke of York Square. The pop-up on Sloane Square will see a collaboration between The Botanist, Colbert and Royal Court throughout the summer, featuring public art pieces and live performance from May onwards.
Cadogan have also announced a series of new lettings on the estate. The Beaverbrook Town House, a luxury retreat that sees the restoration of two Georgian townhouses will open on Sloane Street. There will be new flagship stores for Ralph Lauren in Sloane Square and Balenciaga on Sloane Street, while Burberry’s Knightsbridge store will also move to Sloane Street. On King’s Road, Ganni will be opening at 94 and Rixo moving to a permanent store site, following successful pop-ups, at 104. The project at 196 – 222 King’s Road will create space for an improved Waitrose store, independent cinema, new retail, pub and rooftop bar.
Cadogan will also recommence work on their £40 million Sloane Street enhancement project, which will see significant public realm improvements include ‘greening’ the street, enhancing the pedestrian experience and upgrading everything the eye touches with the finest materials.