South Kensington Estates

Orchestrating flagship success 


South Kensington Estates manage over 300 properties throughout South Kensington and Brompton including shops, restaurants, offices, art galleries and residencies. Adjacent to London’s largest museum quarter, the area is internationally recognised as a destination for design, architecture, culture, and world-class education. SKE have been actively working here for over 300 years and approached CiD to implement a variety of eye-catching and design-centric vinyls to promote their brand and advertise available retail lettings across their portfolio, and to produce a hoarding and lettings brochure for Brompton Gate, a newly refurbished 15,500 sq ft flagship store. We have since gone on to re-design the SKE website and we continue to assist with other brand initiatives, website updates and changes as and when required.


Creating awareness

A significant component of the SKE brief was to modernise, strengthen and create more visual awareness of the SKE brand throughout the estate portfolio. Working closely with the client team, CiD agreed a new dynamic palette of corporate colours and developed large, bold, impactful full bleed window graphics for the vacant units to attract potential customers and build recognition of the SKE brand throughout the estate.

Capturing the vision

The ‘Design District’ is alive with museums, high-end shopping and the home of many distinguished tenants. As part of our ongoing work for SKE, CiD commissioned and instructed local area lifestyle photography of South Kensington, Brompton and Knightsbridge to capture the vibrant lifestyle and to be used across all print collateral and the website.

Brompton Gate is a new flagship retail development arranged over four floors – ground, first, second and lower ground. CiD were commissioned to provide a letting brochure, design, and produce the external hoarding and internal graphics once the hoarding was removed. Working with the H4 Group we developed a range of external visuals for the brochure that also featured on the site hoarding and were developed into internal vinyl, pseudo window display graphics once the exterior site hoarding had been removed.