Chelsea Academy, Chelsea, London SW10


Temporary Educational Accommodation

Potter & Holmes Architects were appointed to provide temporary accommodation and Academy facilities within the listed Carlyle Building. We worked closely with the Sponsors and the Principal to define the brief, getting planning permission for the temporary buildings and listed building consent for refurbishment works.

The design and landscaping created an innovative learning environment to be continued in the permanent academy where the children are involved in environmental outcomes and decisions. The refurbishment work within the Carlyle building was designed to be useful after the Academy’s departure to ensure full benefit to the community. A redundant entrance was reopened with finishes faithfully restored to their original glory. The building was occupied throughout so work was carefully phased and successfully managed to reduce impact on building users.

Temporary Educational Accommodation

Project details


Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea

Start date

July 2008

Completion date

July 2009

Construction cost


Project partners

Charter Construction PLC
Sinclair Johnston & Partners Ltd
PSP Construction Consultants
Sure Engineering
Behan Taylor Partnership