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Lynch Architects seeks planning for mixed-use block in London’s Victoria

[First look + plans] Lynch Architects has submitted a revised planning application for this 9,798m2 scheme featuring a library, 35 affordable houses and office space in Victoria, London

Part of Land Securities’ masterplan by Kohn Pedersen Fox for the wider redevelopment of the area, the proposal features nine artist-designed ‘muse’ statues, plus the listed facade and interior of a nearby pawnbroker which will be dismantled and relocated to the site.

Library, sketch: Lynch Architects' mixed-use Victoria scheme in London

Library, sketch: Lynch Architects’ mixed-use Victoria scheme in London

A previous version of the scheme won planning consent in 2009, but had to be redesigned due to changes to London Underground improvement works beneath.

Lynch Architects' previous version of the scheme which won planning consent in 2009

Lynch Architects’ previous version of the scheme which won planning consent in 2009

Patrick Lynch, studio founder, described the scheme as ‘an extremely ornate carapace to shroud the [London Underground] vents’ which has been ‘deliberately designed to look older than the wider redevelopment’.

He added: ‘Libraries are closing, but we are opening one. This is a rehabilitation project.’ The scheme is expected to complete in 2018.

Library south facade: Lynch Architects' mixed-use Victoria scheme in London

Library south facade: Lynch Architects’ mixed-use Victoria scheme in London

 

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