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St John's Wood Square
St John's Wood
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Planning application: Westminster 14/08070/FULL


Development Facts

Site: Former St John's Wood Barracks, Ornance Hill, London NW8

Architect: Squire and Partners

Developer: Usaha Tegas Group

Site area: 2.1 hectares

Residential units: 163

Cost: £1.5 billion













 

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£1.5bn St John’s Wood Barracks homes approved
Estates Gazette
14 January 2015​
£1.5bn plans for St John’s Wood Barracks to be converted into luxury homes have been approved more than three years after the site was bought by a Malaysian billionaire.

Westminster city council last night approved Squire and Partners-designed plans to demolish the existing barracks at Ordnance Hill, NW8, and replace them with 163 flats.

Consent is also for the use of the listed riding school as private ancillary leisure facility and shops at 1-7 Queen’s Terrace.

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Aside from apartments, the development will include six villas (7 bedrooms each), four junior villas (5 bedrooms each) and six townhouses (4 bedrooms each):

 

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St John's Wood Square
St John's Wood
NW8


Official website: -

Planning application: Westminster 14/08070/FULL


Development Facts

Site: Former St John's Wood Barracks, Ornance Hill, London NW8

Architect: Squire and Partners

Developer: Usaha Tegas Group

Site area: 2.1 hectares

Residential units: 163

Cost: £1.5 billion




Looks like a very high quality development.​
 

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Looks like a good fit. I am sure some will cry that it's dull, but I am sure given the nature of the area no other style would have been approved. Anyone got plans and pictures (and pricing) for the 7 bed villas?
 

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I don't mind this, in at least the design and materials (and the proportions) of the upper storeys, but if they're taking inspiration from london's historical stock/vernecular/aethetics, should they not make the ground floor equally tall/spacious/impressive, or make some sort of statement?

they look awfully squshed in the 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 6th pics shown above. It's the primary part of the building that blumin' interacts/intersects the street at ground level ffs! more care (or money from the client) ought to have been taken (or given) in that regard imo.
 

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Guess who's not happy?

http://www.standard.co.uk/news/lond...itary-past-9995107.html?origin=internalSearch

A tycoon's £1.5 billion plans to demolish a historic barracks to make way for luxury housing have been approved — despite fears they will cause “considerable harm” to the area.

The billionaire businessman is set to bulldoze all but a Grade II-listed riding centre on the 5.4-acre site, including the 1920s neo-Georgian Officer’s Mess, to make way for 163 new homes.

The scheme has been given the green light despite a warning from English Heritage that the plans would mean “losing an important reminder of the area’s military past”.
 

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Plans altered on £1.5bn luxury resi scheme
Building Design
5 December 2016​
Squire & Partners scheme in London’s St John’s Wood will see army barracks turned into flats

Revised plans on a scheme to turn a former army barracks in St John’s Wood into luxury homes will be sent into Westminster planners later this month.

The site in north-west London served as the headquarters for the Royal Horse Artillery, the troop whose responsibilities include firing royal salutes in central London.

But in 2012, the troop moved to a new home across the capital in Woolwich, ending more than 200 years of military connections, and the site sold to Malaysian businessman Ananda Krinshnan’s Usaha Tegas Group for £250 million.

Krinshan, who made his estimated $6.5 billion fortune in oil, gaming and property, brought in architects Squire & Partners, the practice behind the Shell Centre redevelopment on the South Bank, and Wilkinson Eyre to turn the site into luxury flats.

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