Chelsea Barracks Phase 1 & 2

The Chelsea Barracks Development:

The £3 Billion Chelsea Barracks project was an existing British Army Barracks located in Westminster, adjacent to Chelsea and Belgravia. 

The only evidence that remains of the original buildings is a chapel called Guards’ Chapel, this building is listed for its special architectural or historic interest. 

Today, the site is under construction and is set to be one of the highest specification / most sort after places to live in London.

Access Solution:

The first part of the Chelsea Barracks works consisted of 5 extremely large blocks (each containing apartments, housing, swimming pools, gyms and shops). 

The scaffold solution for this scheme proved to be very difficult to design and had to undergo multiple changes throughout the course of the erection works, this was due to such a complex structure and multiple changes throughout. 

These were all completed successfully and the access scaffold was erected to service many different trades throughout the duration of the project.


All 5 blocks each had a ‘system scaffold’ with a mixture of tube and fitting scaffold wrapped around them and covered in Monarflex. 

Each building was clad with a beautiful / high specification stone that required a bespoke lifting system to be able to move/install the stone around the building. 

Once erected, the scaffold then had extremely large beam sections introduced, designed to allow access that was not known at design stage, which again was delivered successfully.