it was to have been the dream of every estate agent in Chelsea, not to mention the saviour of the Chelsea property market. Unfortunately, the deal has been soured with lawsuits, scandals and royal interference, and even though those in the know claim that development of the Chelsea Barracks will go ahead, to outsiders it looks very much as though it has stalled completely. Watch video in link below
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Even though many people think that the royal family is an antiquated system, when a prince speaks, people pay attention. So, when Prince Charles voiced concern over the intended design plans for the Chelsea Barracks, Project Blue (set up by the Qatari royal family to oversee development of the Barracks), unsurprisingly, started to think twice about the whole matter. Apparently, Prince Charles was so upset by the modern design that he wrote a letter to Sheikh Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani, ruler of Qatar.Subsequently, Project Blue withdrew its application for the high-rise residential towers designed by Rogers Stirk Harbour in favour of some more traditionally-styled low-rise properties that have been designed, rather coincidentally, in partnership with the Prince’s Foundation for the Built Environment.