World-class retail destination reinvigorated

Redevelopment of the block known as K1 in Knightsbridge is nearing completion, after plans were approved to transform one of the world’s most prestigious shopping locations.

Motion provided extensive pre- and post-planning transport and infrastructure advice and support during a collaboration with real estate company, Chelsfield, over several years.  Associate Shaun Cregeen explains, “Following planning approval, Motion was also retained to design and manage the temporary and permanent S278 highway works.  Construction involved several challenges due to the constrained location, and required close liaison with relevant authorities to minimise impact on the travelling public.”  

The 340,000 square foot scheme will deliver enhanced retail space at street level, new offices and 35 residential apartments with a rooftop garden and restaurant.  The entrance to Knightsbridge underground station has also been relocated.  Motion Director, Neil Jaques, reports, “High-end fashion retailer, Burberry, now occupies the corner unit on the junction of Brompton Road and Sloane Street.  Works outside the shop, including footway widening, have been carried out to improve pedestrian access.”

This article first appeared in the Winter 2021-22 edition of Insight.

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