196-222 King’s Road Project Progress Continues

The King’s Road Partnership is delighted to announce that Cadogan’s 196-222 King’s Road redevelopment project is continuing to progress apace.

Cadogan is investing £92 million in the project that will turn a King’s Road 1930s icon into a huge cutting-edge redevelopment of the cinema and surrounding blocks. Works began in April 2018 and is due to be finished later this year.


Led by Wates Construction the completion project will feature:

  • Flexible retail space, including small and larger shops on King’s Road and Chelsea Manor Street
  • An improved Waitrose store
  • A large pub
  • An independent cinema which, once completed, will see Curzon reinstated to a 600 seat venue with improved disabled access and customer experience
  • 47 new homes, including affordable and market rent properties
  • A rooftop bar providing a unique view across Chelsea and beyond
  • High quality office space.


As of August the following activities have been completed:

  • Demolition of existing buildings, including the Trafalgar Pub, Curzon, Habitat and Friese Green House
  • Excavation of a 12-metre basement to create the new cinema
  • Ongoing resurfacing works to Hemus Place


During work to date 77,485 tonnes of waste has been diverted from going into landfill and 100% of the timber used has been sourced responsibly through the Forest Stewardship Council Scheme.

Watch this space for further updates as this important project heads towards completion.