Short-listed for 'Mixed-Use' category (New London Architecture Award, 2014)
Eric Parry Architects
The Crown Estate
Jordans Whitbed & Grove Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Traditional Cladding to external Façade
Eagle Place is a multi-use development situated in London’s Piccadilly. The scheme from the Crown Estate is part of a £500 million investment to transform the St James Conservation Area.
Eric Parry Architects were commissioned to design the development, consolidating seven existing buildings into two buildings; one new building and one refurbished listed building. Portland Jordans Whitbed was used as the cladding material and Portland Grove Whitbed for the piers.
'We selected Portland stone due to its timeless character, quality, and its appropriateness to the context of the City of Westminster. The particular stones chosen provided a material with rich character, and reliable consistency within the agreed range. The ability to select from extremely large blocks was of benefit for the lintels we needed.' (Project Director, Nick Jackson)