Stiff and Trevillion has beaten off competition from DSDHA and Flanagan Lawrence to land the job to overhaul the Postmodern Great Minster North building in Victoria
The practice was chosen for its ‘strong vision for the scheme, comprehensive understanding of the brief and distinctive ideas’.
The 1990s building, which is currently leased to the Department for Communities and Local Government and the Department of Transport, contains 55,000m² of offices and 5,000m² of ground floor retail space.
The Department of Transport moved into the building from the neighbouring Great Minster East after it was bought for redevelopment by Barratts. EPR Architects has submitted a planning application to convert the office building into 60 residential apartments.
The developer Alchemi Group are hoping to cash in on the increased development in Victoria. Charlie Baxter, managing director of Alchemi Group commented: ‘Victoria is one of London’s up-and-coming office and residential locations and we are very excited to follow our 55 Victoria Street purchase last year with another such prestigious building.’
The development is expected to complete in 2018.