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Boris Approves VTI2

Boris Johnson has withdrawn his objections to Land Securities Victoria Transport Interchange 2 plans following an agreement with the developer to contribute an extra 1.2 million towards Crossrail.

The scheme has been designed by KPF, Benson and Forsyth and Lynch Architects to stand on a site bordered by Buckingham Palace road, Victoria Street, Alington Street, and Bressenden Place.

It includes a mini-cluster of prism-like triangular buildings with the tallest one rising to a sharp looking peak of 86 metres and offering 40,030 square metres of largely office space inside. The other two KPF buildings will also be mostly offices with 27,782 square metres and 14,146 square metres respectively. Two residential buildings are also included in the plans.

The plans were approved by Westminster Council in February 2009. Land Securities had originally planned on starting the scheme in 2010 with one of the shorter office buildings kicking it off but the developer has been understandably reluctant to begin construction its office pipeline of late thanks to the dark economic clouds.

It just goes to show that sometimes the way to the Mayors heart when it comes to planning, is offering more money to mitigate the effects that a development will have on London's overloaded transport infrastructure.

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VTI2 Building 6a

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VTI2 Building 6b
The first part of VTI2 set to be built
The first part of VTI2 set to be built