14 Grosvenor Street

London W1

Awards:
Highly Commended in the New Build Modern Category (Natural Stone Awards 2014)
Architect/Designer:
Squires and Partners
Client:
Legal Estates
Main Contractor:
Sir Robert McAlpine
Completion Date:
2009
Portland Stone:
Jordans Whitbed & Portland Roach
Scope of Project:
Traditional Cladding to external Façade

Situated in the heart of Mayfair'€™s Conservation Area, 14 Grosvenor Street is amongst some of London'€™s most admired commercial spaces. With the existing building at No. 14 deemed unsafe for occupation, permission was given for the original Georgian building to be demolished and replaced with a new 5,500 square foot contemporary office development.

The project brief was to ensure a typical Georgian style was present with the building material to blend in with the local surroundings. Being known as the '€˜Stone of London'€™ Portland Jordans Whitbed was chosen for cladding the construction'€™s front façade and Portland Roach for external feature bands and internally.

'€˜Squire and Partners have developed a long history of working with Albion'€™s Portland stone, having designed buildings in sensitive central London locations for over 35 years.

We chose two varieties of Portland stone from Albion Stone for this Mayfair project-the first a fine textured Jordan'€™s Whitbed which ties into the surrounding streetscape, coupled with a coarser Bower'€™s Roach featuring shell fragments and fossil voids, which adds a layer of natural rustication to spandrels that highlight the horizontal lines of the building.'€™ (Tim Sheridan, Squire and Partners)