Squire and Partners
The Crown Estate
Kojima Construction Europe
Scope of Project:
Internal and external development of 74 St James Street
Squire and Partners specified Portland Stone for the cladding element of the project for its aesthetics and durability, although the bed choice was still be too decided.
Bowers Whitbed was selected for its characteristics, and following the issue of an exacting specification, a pre-purchase of block was agreed.
Albion Stone supplied approximately 800m3 of Bowers Whitbed block, the production programme commenced in spring 2002.
The design and use of Bowers Whitbed compliments the differing architectural styles of the facades, creating a unity between the classic rusticated ashlar panels and the contemporary modern lines adding to the overall design of the building.
The project was completed in Spring 2003. Shortly after HSBC took up residence.