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Land Sec Propose Latest Victoria Development

The former London Metropolitan Police building of Wellington House is due for the chop with new plans by Land Securities to erect a residential building in its place.

Sited near Victoria Street off Petty France and Buckingham Gate, the proposals by John McAslan and Partners feature a building with 59 apartments ranging from studios to four bedroom units and a number of three bedroom penthouses for those with wallets deep enough to afford living at this address 2 minutes walk from Buckingham Palace.

In addition to the residential element there will be a single retail outlet occupying a prominent corner position, whilst in the basement there will be 19 spaces for cars, 62 bicycle spaces and 4 motorcycle spaces.

On the upper levels, the floors step back from the edge of the building envelope mitigating the overall height when seen from street level and creating space for substantial external terraces which the penthouse owners can enjoy.

The scheme is clad in reddish stone throughout with texture engraved on the sides animating the elevations. The buildings irregular fenestration with the addition of recessed balconies adds a feeling depth to the facades and breaks up what would otherwise be a single block.

Wellington House is the latest in a flurry of planning applications from Land Securities for the area that could see it completely transformed with a KPF penned redevelopment of the Victoria Transport Interchange and also proposals by Pelli for Selborne House.

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The new Wellington House proposal
The new Wellington House proposal
The existing Wellington House
The existing Wellington House