Description of Nova
Nova is a mixed-use property development in Victoria, London SW1.
The development completed in April 2017 and comprises five buildings occupying the island site opposite Victoria Station bounded by Bressenden Place, Victoria Street and Buckingham Palace Road, SW1.
The 897,000 sq ft development houses world-class office space, high-quality apartments and a cluster of inventive and exciting restaurants, eateries, bars and rotating food experiences.
Buildings at Nova, Victoria:
1. The Nova Building at 77 Buckingham Palace Road - 166,000 sq ft residential, 80,000 sq ft retail - completing in October 2016
2. Nova South, Victoria, SW1 296,000 sq ft offices - completing July 2016
3. Nova North, Victoria, SW1 184,000 sq ft offices - completing August 2016
Nova food completed in October 2016.
LEO offices open at Nova South 9th floor in April 2017.
Nova, Victoria, formerly known as Victoria Circle, is an architecturally stimulating development that provides a new and vibrant destination for London - an aspirational place to work, live, eat, drink, shop and enjoy. Nova is new to SW1, new to London and new to Europe.
Nova is the defining moment in Land Securities' £2.2 billion reinvention of Victoria. It is a game changing 897,000 sq ft scheme delivering 603,000 sq ft of world class grade A offices, 193,000 sq ft of contemporary high quality apartments, 85,000 sq ft of exciting, high profile retail, cafes and restaurants and 16,000 sq ft of community space.
More than just a development, the comprehensive transformation of this 5.5 acre island site will deliver the new 7-day destination that will encourage the 115 million people who use Victoria Station each year to engage with this part of the West End.
Along with the five landmark buildings, Nova, Victoria delivers a significant new public and cultural space, with evolving public art and outdoor dining, linking Victoria Station to Buckingham Palace and St James Park. Nova is the place for Victoria's residents, businesses and visitors to meet and unwind.
Nova's bold, contemporary look is the result of a collaboration between several notable architecture practices. PLP Architecture has designed the masterplan and is architect for the three commercial buildings. Benson & Forsyth are delivering the statement residential fronting Buckingham Palace Road with Flanagan Lawrence. Lynch Architects are responsible for the signature mixed use civic building fronting Victoria Street.
Office at Nova, Victoria
Nova will deliver an architecturally striking urban campus in the centre of a great world city. With Victoria already home to businesses such as Channel 4, Microsoft and the Telegraph Media Group as well as high-fashion names such as Jimmy Choo, Tom Ford and Burberry, Nova, Victoria will become the base for innovative and forward-thinking global businesses.
Retail at Nova, Victoria
Nova will be a base for exclusive and eclectic retail and restaurant brands where the unexpected lies around every corner. Attracting a constellation of coveted brands that push the boundaries of the retail and dining experience, Nova, Victoria will create an unmistakeable buzz in this newly defined district and thriving thoroughfare.
Residential at Nova, Victoria
Nova will represent luxury, city centre living in a beautifully engineered statement building amid the grandeur of Westminster and Belgravia, and overlooking the gardens of neighbouring Buckingham Palace. The best of London is here: the Royal Parks, the river, the political heart of Westminster, the exclusive retail and restaurant brands, the thriving cultural quarter. Yet the world beyond is easily accessible, with fast international links on the doorstep.
Source: Land Securities www.landsecurities.com