The Crown Estate & Oxford Properties
Fancy Beach Whitbed, Jordans Whitbed & Grove Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Stone-on-precast cladding, plinths & unitised façade
GIG & Techrete
St James’s is part of The Crown Estate’s core West End holdings and is an architectural masterpiece at the centre of London.
Make was commissioned by The Crown Estate to redevelop two key blocks as part of a major ten-year investment programme to revitalise the St James’s area.
Albion Stone supplied over 4,000m² of Fancy Beach Whitbed for the stone-on-precast panels, starting with a coarse finish on the bottom working up to a fine finish at the higher levels. Grove Whitbed was used for the plinths, similar to the Stock Exchange at Paternoster Square.
The second block, adjacent to Haymarket, is open jointed. It involves a curved Portland Stone and glass wall wrapped around the building using 169m³ of Albion Stone’s Jordans Whitbed on a unitized façade with horizontal aluminium fins.
In 2017 St James's Market has been shortlisted for the following awards:
Westminster People's Choice Award
Shortlisted - Commercial, London 2017
OAS Development Awards
Shortlisted - Best West End New-Build 2017
New London Awards
Shortlisted - Office category 2017
AJ Architecture Awards
Shortlisted - Workplace of the Year 2017
"Albion Stone supplied a beautiful product which is integral to the architectural expression of both buildings. The use of different beds and finishes, combined with the precision of the curved panels, resonates with the values of the St James’s area."
Jonathan Mitchell, Project leader, Make Architects