Cadogan is a dynamic property manager of prime residential, commercial, retail and leisure space. At the strategic heart of this 300 year old family business is an unwavering long-term commitment to the careful curation of the estate’s 93 acres, spanning Chelsea and Knightsbridge, and to its community.
In response to the pandemic, Cadogan’s immediate priority was to support the neighbourhood and maintain the vibrancy that makes it so special. A business community fund was created, providing over £20 million in aid to commercial occupiers, as well as support for the NHS, culture and the arts – sectors that have long-enriched the neighbourhood. This included protection and restoration of heritage art buildings and projects with the British Fashion Council to create grants to safeguard future creative talent.
More than 900 outdoor seats were introduced across the neighbourhood. With this additional seating, the success of the trial pedestrianisation of picturesque Pavilion Road, home to artisan food, fashion, beauty and fitness, convinced the council to approve permanent pedestrianisation.
Duke of York Square also welcomed additional seating, allowing the Square’s five restaurants to extend their capacity throughout summer. This too remains in place, which, together with the Fine Food Market alternating between the Square itself and the green opposite the Saatchi Gallery, enables the community to relax and enjoy the beautiful surroundings year-round.
This occupier and community support, combined with animating the area through initiatives such as outdoor seating, events and installations, was recognised when Cadogan was awarded Best Covid Response – Commercial Property in the Property Awards 2021.
Cadogan has also welcomed a host of exciting new retail openings over the last year. On Sloane Street, Surrey’s chic Beaverbrook country house hotel launched its first London Town House, made up of two beautifully restored Georgian houses overlooking leafy Cadogan Gardens, while on King’s Road, Copenhagen cool Ganni, womenswear boutique Rixo and jewellery designer Daniella Draper opened their doors, further cementing Cadogan’s ambitions to recapture the road’s independent spirit.
Chelsea also welcomed new flagships for both Ralph Lauren and Balençiaga, as well as Europe’s first standalone Soho Home Studio in Duke of York Square.
Other experiential retail concepts animate the neighbourhood too. On Pont Street, Anya Hindmarch opened The Village, comprising five neighbouring stores and the Anya Café, which creates sensory and memorable experiences that cannot be replicated solely online.
Looking ahead, Chelsea will see the first Costes Townhouse outside Paris opening on Sloane Square. Exciting plans for Sloane Street will be revealed shortly, with significant investment into one of the world’s most famous luxury shopping destinations, including the first street-wide loyalty scheme.
Cadogan is also focused on minimising its environmental impact, ensuring sustainability is integrated into every aspect of the business. With ambitious targets, Cadogan’s Chelsea 2030 strategy reflects both local and global approaches to tackle the climate emergency and societal issues, promising Chelsea a greener, more sustainable future.