TQ2879 : Development, Victoria Street (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Development, Victoria Street (1)
Development, Victoria Street (1)
At the time of writing, much of the Victoria area resembles a building site as it lies at the heart of several major projects. Pretty much everything in the space bounded by Victoria Street (heading right), Bressenden Place and Buckingham Palace Road (on the left) is, I think, being flattened. That includes the scaffolded buildings seen here as well as TQ2879 : Royal Westminster Hotel, Buckingham Palace Road further left. This is partly enforced by the construction of a new Victoria tube station (slightly more info here TQ2879 : Victoria Station, Wilton Road), but much of it is part of Land Securities' Victoria Circle development which will result in new flats (some affordable), shops, offices, and a public library.
Further east along Victoria Street, Land Securities, the area's dominant property owner, is busy replacing a whole string of 1960s blocks (e.g. TQ2979 : Kingsgate House and Westminster City Hall, Victoria Street), no doubt in a bid to encourage people to linger in the area rather than getting off the train and getting straight on a bus or a tube to the West End.
The corner building, a former Midland Bank, dates from 1926, by Whinney, Son & Austen Hall.
Later views (November 2014): TQ2979 : Development, Bressenden Place (2) and TQ2879 : Development, Victoria Street (2).
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Date Taken
Sunday, 14 October, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 4 November, 2012
Geographical Context
City, Town centre  Construction, Development 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2890 7917 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.8070N 0:8.6698W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 2885 7915
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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