Buckingham Green is a new type of development for Victoria.
It is the latest high quality, mixed-use scheme to spring up in the area.
The site was once the headquarters of Rolls Royce and even had a spell as Labour Party HQ.
But now London & Oriental is using the triangular plot for three distinct buildings.
At the centre will be a tree-lined pedestrian area and generous open space.
The two new buildings are named The Caxton and The Gate House.
The Caxton, a striking new tower with a contemporary glass façade, replaces the old Labour Party HQ.
However, the third building, The Tower, has been fully redeveloped while retaining the existing structure.
Homes, shops and offices
The development includes 64 apartments with between one and four bedrooms.
They are spread over 11 floors of a 16-storey tower and epitomise high-rise luxury living.
But the mixed-use scheme also offers 55,000 square feet of office space and a further 11,000 square feet of retail space.
Loris Tinacci, associate partner at L&O, said the company had focused on the quality of materials used and the architecture.
He believes Buckingham Green offers a more community-orientated scheme.
It has drawn inspiration from London’s established villages such as Chelsea and Marylebone.
The retail units have been let to boutique operators, rather than large chains.
Plus, the office space offers smaller floorplates of between 1,150 square feet and 6,500 square feet.
But none of the retail and offices units or the apartments will be sold. They are to be leased only with a single point of landlord ownership.
Location, location, location
“The site’s location is its key strength,” he said.
“We are next door to St James’s Park station, yet a short walk from Green Park and Mayfair.
“For our residential occupiers, it is a striking and unusual building that can offer incredible views.”