Borough Viaduct

London SE1

Awards:
RIBA London Regional Award (2014), RIBA London English Heritage Award for Preserving the Historic Environment (2014), Construction news Award (2014), Winner of New London Awards (2013)
Architect/Designer:
Jestico + Whiles
Client:
Network Rail
Main Contractor:
Skanska
Completion Date:
2013
Portland Stone:
Jordans Whitbed & Grove Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Portland Stone Façade

The Thameslink Borough Viaduct project involved the remodelling of listed buildings along the route between Metropolitan Junction (adjacent to Southwark Street) and London Bridge Station, replacing others with modern retail and office buildings. The new viaduct runs through the southern half of Borough Market, where the historic glazed roof will be taken down and re-erected in a new configuration, with the Victorian part carefully restored and modern elements added. The new Jubilee Market structure provides a temporary site for traders during construction works.

Jestico + Whiles developed the proposals for the area, including the designs for 11-15 Borough High Street and 2-4 Bedale Street. Thick cladding Jordans Whitbed and Grove Whitbed were supplied for this large scale project.

Richard Rose, Jestico + Whiles

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Portland Jordans Whitbed was selected as a primary cladding material for the façades of 11-15 Borough High Street to match the cladding of the adjacent Listed wing of the former St Thomas'€™s Hospital, now occupied by the Post Office. The ground floor cladding in Portland Grove Whitbed was specified to define a plinth and to add textural interest at street level. We referred to Albion Stone in our specification because they are the largest distributor of Portland stone.'€™