Nova Victoria

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Our masterplan and designs for three new commercial buildings with retail space will regenerate the island site to the north of Victoria Station and will contribute to the transformation of one of the capital’s most important gateways, encouraging the 115 million people who use the station each year to engage with this part of the West End. The masterplan ensures cohesion across a series of buildings designed by three leading architectural practices.

 

Formerly known as Victoria Circle and the successor to Victoria Transport Interchange 2, the masterplan granted approval in 2009 forms the largest single planning consent from Westminster City Council to date. The project creates a well-designed urban environment whose benefits will extend well beyond the station, enhancing the public realm and architectural quality of the area.

Client

Victoria Circle Limited Partnership (Land Securities and Canada Pension Plan Investment Board)

 

Facility

Offices, Retail, Residential and Leisure with extensive landscaping

 

Size

2 hectares Site Area

132,200sqm Development Area

 

Status

Completed

The development contains a sustainable balance of uses, including offices, retail, apartments – both market and affordable, and a community space / library, along with extensive new public realm. Generously-scaled pedestrian routes and public spaces extend across the site; a north-south thoroughfare with retail pavilions, cafés, restaurants, public art, trees and seating will become a major public space to host special events, and an east-west route accentuated with a water rill and planting leads to a more intimate space enlivened by a water wall.

 

The project allows for the continuing construction of Transport for London’s proposals for the Victoria Station Upgrade, which will improve access to the Victoria Line.

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