Chelsea Island is a luxury waterside development from Hadley Property Group, made up of apartments and retail units. It’s next door to Imperial Wharf and its namesake train station, and overlooks Chelsea Creek and the River Thames. Chelsea Harbour Pier is a short walk away, as are the upmarket south-west London neighbourhoods of Chelsea and Fulham.
This development is incredible. I was shown a stunning 2 bedroom apartment overlooking both the Thames & the creek. The flat was spacious, incredibly well thought out by the developer in terms of layout, fittings, appliances etc. The hyperoptic wifi is already installed, the bathrooms have underfloor heating & heated walls, the living area is twice the size of other 2 bed flats I’ve seen, both bedrooms have en suite bathrooms, ample cupboard space… I could go on!
Emmanuel who showed me round was brilliant – mind you he does have an easy job , as these flats really are incredible… if you can afford it! This type of luxury comes at a price, but so it should. One of the penthouses just sold for £14m!
The roof garden is wonderful too
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You are going to be faced by quite a bit of building work for the forseeable future as Chelsea Waterfront & Chelsea Creek have a long way to go until they are completed.
London’s exclusive SW10 area is well-known for its class and style, and the waterside Chelsea Island development from Hadley Property Group is right at home here. It’s a striking and contemporary structure, with staggered heights and a façade that encompasses brick, glass, stone and timber. Rising up from a pretty, piazza-style space next to Chelsea Creek, it offers sweeping views across the capital and the River Thames.
The sixth floor is home to a showstopping roof garden, complete with a water feature and yoga space, and lovingly dreamt up by floral designer-to-the-stars, Neill Strain. The high-end touches follow suit inside. There’s an intimate number of just 89 apartments and penthouses here, with all the aplomb of a luxury boutique hotel. Elegant, muted tones and floor-to-ceiling glass are interior staples, as are state-of-the-art features such as underfloor heating. Chelsea Island even has its own bespoke scent in public spaces, created by expert candle chandler, Rachel Vosper.
Chelsea Island has a prime location between Chelsea and Fulham. All glamorous restaurants, designer stores and pockets of green in the form of Victorian garden squares – these are two of South West London’s loveliest areas to explore. Hotspots for retail therapy and dining include King’s Road and Sloane Square, which are frequented by passers-by dressed just as well as the beautiful shopfronts. Nestled down the side-streets, meanwhile, are posh gastropubs. Believe it or not, there’s also culture by the bucketload here, in the form of locals gems The Saatchi Gallery and the Royal Court Theatre.
In terms of transport links, the sprawling Imperial Wharf development next door actually has its own station, with trains to Clapham Junction in just seven minutes. Alternatively, catch the Thames Clipper from Chelsea Harbour Pier (around 200 metres from Chelsea Island) for direct river services to the likes of Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.