Work has finished on the Colliers Wood tower block once voted London's ugliest building and the homes are now available for rent.

The Brown and Root Tower in Christchurch Road named London's ugliest building in a 2006 BBC poll, has been transformed into the 182-home Britannia Point.

The first residents started moving in earlier this month.

SW19 Estate Agents Ltd and KFH have been appointed to rent the 182 one and two bed contemporary apartments.

SW19's director, Luke Bennett, said: "This tower was something that was the landmark referred to when directing people to Colliers Wood, but not in a good way.

“This building was hideous and was even voted one of the ugliest buildings in the UK, so everyone knew it.”

The tower block has a long history dating back to the 1960s. First named the Lyon Tower and then The Vortex, it became known as the Brown & Root Tower after the American engineering firm Brown & Root Halliburton which occupied it from 1971 to 1995.

As well as being shamed in the 2006 BBC poll, it was one of the 12 ugliest buildings in the UK as voted in a 2005 Channel 4 poll for the programme Demolition.

It sat vacant for more than ten years as residents and councillors campaigned for it to be developed.

Mr Bennett said: "The current owners have done an excellent job redesigning the building with a glass curtain around the building and remodelling the interior to create 182 luxury apartments.

“The luxury apartments have a landscaped piazza leading from the front of the building over toward Colliers Wood tube station.”

In 2009, the ground and first floors windows and doors had been boarded up and netting attached to prevent falling debris, which caused injury to passers-by with a major renovation of the Tower beginning in 2014, to create a glass clad block of rentable apartments with commercial units to the ground floor. The renovation was originally expected to be complete by the end of 2015.