55 Victoria Street, London

Stiff + Trevillion with Pozzoni
Date Built
circa 2017
Victoria Street
This building at 55 Victoria Street, across the street from what was New Scotland Yard (now demolished), is infact not a new building but a conversion and extension of a 1980s office building into a mixed-use residential and retail development.  As you can see, the retail includes a bank and a noodle restaurant.  The upper floors are home to what the building's website describes as, "57 spacious, New York loft style apartments with spectacular panoramic views over London’s skyline and its finest landmarks."

The architect says that the original building was, "... stripped back to the frame, extended, and re-clad with Petersen facing brickwork. The apartments benefit from the generous ceiling heights of the existing building, and a new decked garden to the South for residents use has been created."  The building was awarded the RIBA London Award in 2017.

Inside the apartments are described as, "... the ultimate in cutting edge design and superior finishes rarely seen in central London. Laura Marino, Creative Director at Alchemi Group has been hands on throughout the life of the project.  'The intention was to introduce a subtle New York character to the spaces by using materials and palettes that have a timeless appeal because of their quality and character and yet are intrinsically modern. We also wanted to offer buyers something slightly different to what they’d see in a typical development.'"