Fleet Place House

London EC1

Architect/Designer:
Frederick Gibberd Partnership
Client:
London and Manchester Assurance Group
Main Contractor:
Skidmore, Owing and Merrill LLP
Completion Date:
2000
Portland Stone:
Bowers Basebed
Scope of Project:
Construction of Office Block

The project comprises an office development of approximately 4,075 square metres, 32 luxury apartments arranged and a 328 metre square restaurant on the ground floor. The approximate overall budget was £5,000,000 and the building was completed in the Summer 2000.

Detailed plans were approved by the London Borough of Camden for the demolition of the existing 65 Clerkenwell Road and 91-93 Farringdon Road to make way for a new development.

The specification was for a Portland Stone Clad exterior with contrasting polyester powder coated aluminium framed windows. The Architect wanted a clean white stone with good technical properties and approached Albion Stone to discuss his requirements.

The Project Team visited Albion Stone’s works at Portland to discuss the project details, view the range of materials available and review technical results.

Following discussions Bowers Basebed was selected for its aesthetics and for its durability. The Architect originally specified the cladding panels to be 1.800mm x 900mm in size however this was not a practical size to be worked therefore the sizing of the panel was changed thus enabling a thinner panel which saved weight and money.