the project



The St John’s Wood Square Project relates to the development of the former St John’s Wood Barracks together with no. 1-7 Queen’s Terrace.

The 2.2 hectare site is located in the heart of St John’s Wood between Finchley Road to the west and Primrose Hill to the east and is on the edge of the St John’s Wood Conservation Area.

In May 2011, planning permission was granted by Westminster City Council for a residential scheme. Since that time, St John’s Wood Square Ltd has acquired the site and following a review of the proposals, submitted a revised planning application for the site. The application was approved by Westminster City Council in April 2015.

The consent allows for the provision of 117 private dwellings and 59 affordable dwellings, as well as the restoration and re-purposing of the Grade II listed Riding School as an amenity. Prior to any occupation of private homes onsite, the 41-offsite affordable homes will be completed.

St John’s Wood Square Ltd intends to provide a high quality residential development, which is in keeping with the St John’s Wood area.

The vision is to create a living community for families which can add value to, and be part of, the St John’s Wood locale through :

  • Creating a place where families chose to live
  • Improving the public realm for the enjoyment of all
  • Celebrating and commemorating the heritage of
    the St John’s Wood Barracks

The COVID-19 emergency has had an impact on our development, as it has with many other sites in Westminster and elsewhere. We have taken the opportunity to review our consented scheme and propose two amendments which are being prepared for submission to the City Council. The proposed amendments include:

  • A reduction in the overall size of the proposed basement by c30%
  • The phased construction of residences which had previously been consented as a single phase

There are no significant changes proposed to the above ground design. Minor amendments to the roof plant will allow the scheme to be phased and for some lightwells to become terrace spaces. You can read up on these changes in detail on the ‘Planning Application’ page of the website, and download our latest consultation pack on the ‘Consultation Material page’.

To submit feedback or queries, please email info@stjohnswoodsquare.com or call 0203 727 1528.