TP Bennett Partnership
The Crown Estate
Scope of Project:
Redevelopment of original building for high quality office accommodation
The project was to completely overhaul the Grade II listed Crown Estate property at 3-8 Whitehall Place, Westminster to turn it into high quality office accommodation within the shell of the existing building.
The work comprised of the rebuilding of the 7th and 8th floors, the extension of the rear elevation on Great Scotland yard from the 2nd to the 6th floor and the cleaning and restoration of the existing facades. The total project value was £29,500,000 with the work to run over a 22 month period, finishing in September 2004.
On such an important project the selection of the correct bed of stone was paramount. Albion Stone presented a number of different Portland samples for consideration to the Architect and English Heritage. Following a visit to the Quarries at Portland and inspection of the existing facades, Bowers Whitbed was selected for this project.
The stonework manufacturing programme ran from June to December 2003 and involved over 230 cubic metres of finished stone. The building is now occupied by The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA).