Duke of York Square
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.
- Location: Chelsea, London, UK
- Client: Cadogan Estates
- Services: Design, build, maintenance
- Features: Jets
- Partners: Capital, Provincial
The Fountain Workshop were awarded the project’s maintenance contract in 2019 and have since performed vital maintenance on the water features. This means that they can continue to not only function but to compliment the space they have been matched with. Duke of York Square has bloomed into a thriving shopping and eating destination since these fountains were first installed, and now the updated features can continue to add to the area.