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SPARK bags planning for Victoria mixed-use scheme

SPARK Architects has won planning permission for its first major scheme in central London, a mixed-use development opposite Victoria Station

The nine-storey development for client AXA Real Estate, features 13,935m² of offices, shops and flats.

SPARK Architects director Max Titchmarsh said: ‘This scheme [is] an exciting opportunity to upgrade a significant building in a prominent location and create a bold new landmark’.

The project will include ‘strikingly articulated facades’ and a remodelled entrance on Wilton Road, directly opposite the station. Its top three floors will contain 14 new open-plan apartments.

The scheme follows the architect’s unveiling of its first project in Africa last month (April 2014) - an 18-storey residential tower in Lagos, Nigeria (AJ 17.04.14).

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Project data

Architect SPARK Architects
Location Victoria, London
Type of project Mixed Use re-development
Structural engineer Waterman
Client AXA Real Estate
Funding Confidential
Tender date July 2014
Start on site date August 2014
Contract duration 18 months
Gross internal floor area 13,935m²
Form of contract and/or procurement 2 Stage Tender, Design and Build
Total cost Confidential       
M&E consultant Grontmij
Quantity surveyor Gardiner & Theobald
Planning supervisor Gerald Eve
Lighting consultant Into Lighting

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