Highly Commended in the New Build Modern Category (Natural Stone Awards 2014)
Squires and Partners
Sir Robert McAlpine
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)