1 Kings Arms Yard

London EC2

Architect/Designer:
Rolfe Judd
Client:
Cornerstone City Development
Main Contractor:
Wates Construction
Completion Date:
2008
Portland Stone:
Bowers Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Traditional Cladding and Restoration

In the heart of the City of London, 1-3 Kings Arms Yard is a combination of two adjacent properties.   The project involved retaining part of the original Tokenhouse Yard façade, which is adjacent to Grade II listed Georgian buildings, whilst an entirely new building to Kings Arms Yard provides the main approach to the new offices.

Main Contractor Wates selected Putney & Wood in April 2008 to carry out the complex stonework package which combined new Portland Stone cladding, cleaning & restoration of the existing Portland Stone and the reinstatement of the original Portland Stone.

The new build element of the contract involved procurement and installation of 1,350m ² of new Portland Stone cladding which, as part of the planning consent, had to match the retained façade.