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Land Sec Scale Down Victoria Plans

Developer Land Securities has decided to substantially downsize their plans for the Victoria Interchange Development in London.

The drastic scaling down of the KPF lead designed plans will see only one tower built now, 90 metres tall rather than two 127m tall towers as previously planned, acting as a singular replacement for the much detested Portland House.

The medium rise buildings will also be reduced in height to mitigate the overall bulk their roof-lines presented on numerous views from the Mall, St James Park and various points overlooking the Palace of Westminster.

These changes will come as little surprise to many. Land Securities previous plans were absolutely slated during the planning meeting with councilors rounding firmly on them over numerous issues, not just the towers heights.

What was more puzzling was that Land Securities felt it right to come up with the initial proposals to start with and showed such a lack of their usual political nous when dealing with the machinations of the City of Westminster council.

Given the sensitive nature of the site when seen from so many points around London they will be hoping that this time round, the scheme is suitably low key to get through the planning system whilst still being dense enough to take advantage of the strong demand the building next to one of London's major rail terminals will create.

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