5-7 Golden Square

London W1

Architect/Designer:
Elsworth Sykes Architecture
Client:
Pearl Assurance
Main Contractor:
Wates Construction
Completion Date:
1996
Portland Stone:
Independent Basebed
Scope of Project:
Traditional Cladding to External Façade

Situated close to Regent Street and Piccadilly, Golden Square is a quiet town square in a prominent location for business connections.

The building at no. 5-7, designed by Elsworth Sykes Architects, incorporates the Portland Stone element of the surrounding buildings and glazed rotunda, which again is a feature on existing buildings in the Square.

After discussions with Albion Stone and a review of technical data and samples the Architects choose Independent Basebed for the main cladding material, due to its durability and shell free texture. Independent Basebed was also used for band courses on the red brick fascia of the building to create contrast and unity with the stone clad fascia.

The finished building incorporates traditional stone cladding along with red brick in a contemporary design which works well with the surrounding buildings and is aesthetically pleasing.

Albion Stone supplied approximately 300m ³ of Independent Basebed to Capital Masonry who worked the stone into traditional cladding panels.