Skanska is building K1 Knightsbridge, a mixed-use scheme for The Olayan Group worth £141 million.
The 340,000sqft (31,600sqm) project combines commercial, residential and retail space in the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea. The Olayan Group’s developer for the project is Chelsfield.
Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, the scheme will see the comprehensive redevelopment of a large site bordered by Brompton Road and Sloane Street in the heart of Knightsbridge.
The 142-week programme will create modern, high-end retail and office space, 35 residential units and a new rooftop restaurant. Retaining the site's historic facades is intrinsic to the scheme, modernising the building while maintaining the neighbourhood's architectural character.
Another major aspect of the project will create much needed step-free access to Knightsbridge underground station via a new entrance from Hooper's Court. The station entrance currently at the corner of Sloane Street and Brompton Road will be relocated further west along Brompton Road.