20 Gracechurch Street

London EC3

Commended in the New Modern Style Stone Cladding category (Natural Stone Awards, 2010)
ORMS Architecture Design
Morley Fund Management
Main Contractor:
HBG Construction
Completion Date:
Portland Stone:
Bowers Basebed & New Independent Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Traditional Cladding and Restoration

20 Gracechurch Street is situated on an island site in the heart of the City at the intersection of Lombard Street and Gracechurch Street. The building, which is one of the City of London's most prominent towers, is situated in the prime City core area, close to the Bank of England and Lloyds of London.

The building comprises a total of approximately 295,200 sq ft - 252,200 sq ft of offices on 1st to 16th floors and 43,000 sq ft in three retail units on the ground and lower ground floors. It has been comprehensively refurbished, including a totally transformed new façade on the ground to third floors, designed by ORMS Architects.

Albion Stone supplied 2,500m ² of cladding for the front of building covering six floors. The total stone provided was 650m³ at a cost of £1.4 million.