Marco Polo House

Last week saw an application submitted to Wandsworth Council for Marco Polo House, most people will know it as the QVC building though. The sites on Queenstown Road, opposite Battersea Park and not far from Battersea Power Station. If you ever travel in to Victoria on the train you can’t miss it, it’s a pretty hideous attempt at  post-modernism with marble which didn’t really work. Built in 1987 it could be demolished as early as next year if plans go through; a 25 year lifespan! This is the site in question if you don’t know it.


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New plans from developer Anastasia Ltd, a joint development from someone who at this stage isn’t clear. The £500million scheme will provide 456 residential units in total, 385 of those private and the rest, 75 to be shared ownership. DP9 is the agent with Scott Brownrigg the planning consultant. 15,000 sq ft of retail space and 213 car parking spaces will also be provided. QVC are due to vacate the building next year, when it moves to Chiswick Park. The site was bought by Marcus Cooper for £63 million in 2006 with the Land Registry now indicating the freeholder as Anastasia Ltd, the applicants of this scheme; no price was stated however. This is what the new scheme will look like…


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