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Kingsgate House Work To Start In December

Continuing their seeming desire to redevelop all of the heart of London's Victoria single-handedly is Land Securities Kingsgate House project, which has won planning permission from Westminster Council.

Work is to begin next month after an announcement by the British government that a proposed Community Infrastructure Levy designed to raise cash for local improvements would be junked. This would effectively have been a tax on developments with the largest ones facing multi-million pound bills. This levy was to be on top of the £11.6 million contribution that Land Securities is making to affordable housing in the City of Westminster.

The approved project has been designed by Lynch Architects who have penned two buildings, one of which is really called the Zig Zag Building. The name conjures up visions of a lightning bolt of glass zapped across the street, but in reality it's just a 14-floor office building that spreads along much of the site with a staggered façade. The other building will have 100 apartments over its 12 floors and is imaginatively named Kings Gate after the carbuncle that previously stood on the site.

Land Securities anticipates the project will be completed in mid 2015.

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