100 Wood Street

London EC2

Architect/Designer:
Foster & Partners
Client:
Lloyds Bank and Helical Bar
Completion Date:
2000
Portland Stone:
Independent Basebed & Bowers Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Rainscreen Cladding to External Facade

100 Wood Street is the first natural Portland Stone rainscreen cladding system approved by the Surveyors of the Corporation of London Planning & Surveying Department.

Albion Stone and Harrison Goldman entered into discussions with the Architect on the design of this very modern glass office block and the incorporation of large Portland Stone panels. The resulting revolutionary fixing system was the first rainscreen cladding of its kind.  

A number of different Portland Beds were considered by the Architect, however, not all were able to produce stone panels of the required size therefore Bowers Whitbed was selected. Albion Stone set up two dedicated production lines to manufacture the stone panels for this project.

Shortly after the project started His Royal Highness Prince Philip viewed the production lines and discussed the work showing considerable interest in the innovative design.

Albion Stone prepared large panels of Independent Basebed at their factory which were used for internal wall linings and also supplied 600m ² of Independent Basebed internal Cladding at 75mm.