The Xtra Diary in Westminster Extra recently highlighted the scooping of the national award for ugliest building by the Nova Building, SW1 in the City of Westminster. It is even more embarrassing for the borough as it advertises the building in its new HQ along the Strand in the reception area. It must also be embarrassing for Land Securities who both own the Nova Building in Victoria and the new premises of Westminster City Council on the Strand.
This is not the only ugly building the borough has permitted to be built. The one that most annoy’s me is Burne House, NW1 owned by BT which casts a shadow over Bell Street. There are plenty of others to mention including those going up like Brunel House and its impact on skyline of Warwick Avenue and of course the Pole and Cube proposals for the Post Office site on London St, Paddington.
Maybe we should have a competition to find the ugliest building in the City of Westminster? I am sure we will have plenty of entries from residents.