Land Securities Properties Ltd
Sir Robert McAlpine
Bowers Basebed & Grove Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Traditional Cladding to front Façade
Situated in the centre of the City, the 30 Gresham Street project at its time was one of the largest speculative schemes, with a floor-plate of similar dimensions to a football pitch.
Portland Stone was specified for the façades of the building by the project's architects at Sidell Gibson to be empathetic with the style and character of the surrounding buildings of the City of London.
Set on the corner, at the junction of Gresham Street & Milk Street, the design of the building's exterior compliments the differing architectural styles of the two streets, whilst creating an exceptionally grand impression.
The project team visited Albion's site to view the quarry and see the production process. Here, the range of the stone was agreed from Albion's large Sample Panels.
Portland Bowers Basebed and Grove Whitbed was selected for the externals of the new building to be in line with City of London Planning specifications, and to suit the style of the neighbouring buildings.