Duke of York Square

Having originally installed a series of water features at Duke of York Square, Chelsea in 2001, The Fountain Workshop returned to the project in 2019 to bring the water features up to date and to ensure they were functioning as they should.

Throughout Duke of York Square, clusters of jets are inlaid into the paving, just below ground-level. The jets that surround the Square are kept low, at just half a metre tall, meaning that they are well suited to the low-key feel to the space. The more centrally located clusters have taller jets, with seating areas installed around them. Together this makes for a fresh and relaxing area in which locals and visitors alike can enjoy the sun or eat their lunch. All jets can also be turned off and, as the fountain heads are hidden beneath the paving, the space can then be used for events without the danger of out-of-use jets becoming a tripping hazard for the Square’s inhabitants.

A quiet, trendy area away from the nearby shopping districts of Sloane Square and King’s Road, Duke of York Square is home to cafes, restaurants, and most-famously, the internationally recognised art museum, the Saatchi Gallery. The Fountain Workshop’s water features blend perfectly into the Square’s relaxed energy, as they subtly bubble away around the site.

The original Duke of York Square water features were one of The Fountain Workshop’s earliest projects. Today, it can be found just around the corner from one of our more recent projects at Chelsea Barracks.

Project Facts

  • Location: Chelsea, London, UK
  • Client: Cadogan Estates
  • Services: Design, build, maintenance
  • Features: Jets
  • Partners: Capital, Provincial