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355 Kings Road

 

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  • Unusually for a tower block of the sixties, the structure of 355 Kings Road is actually load bearing Felton brick rather than concrete, but this led to future problems for the scheme.
  • Initially the building started to suffer from damp, and so to try to reduce this concrete copings were added to the building parapets. Via their insurers, the architects paid out 10,000 in damages to the local council as a result of this.
  • By the 80s the mortar between the bricks was suffering from sulphate attack and the connecting mortar was crumbling. Faced with a substantial bill to renovate the building it was sold off by the local council to Fitch & Co. who had the tower reclad with the mustard coloured panels it still boasts today.

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Architect
Fitch & Co.
Chamberlain, Powell & Bon
Main Contractor
F.G Minter

Reference Data

Reference No.
2624
First Uploaded
19-02-2006
Last Editorial Date
31-10-2014
 

Building Location

Address
355 Kings Road, Chelsea, London. SW3 5ES
Council
Kensington and Chelsea
County
London
Region
London
Country
United Kingdom

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Building Specification

Status
Complete
Proposal date
1965
Construction start date
1967
Completion date
1970
Renovation Date
1988

Roof Height (AGL)
46.00

Total Floors (O.G)
15

Market Data

Primary Use
Residential

Flats
51

Construction Cost
£363,621.00
Budget Date
1967

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