Cornerstone City Developments
City of London
Scope of Project:
Construction of new office space through combination of two adjacent properties.
In the heart of the City of London, 1-3 Kings Arms Yard is a combination of two adjacent properties. The project involved retaining part of the original Tokenhouse Yard façade, which is adjacent to Grade II listed Georgian buildings, whilst an entirely new building to Kings Arms Yard provides the main approach to the new offices.
Main Contractor Wates selected Putney & Wood in April 2008 to carry out the complex stonework package which combined new Portland Stone cladding, cleaning & restoration of the existing Portland Stone and the reinstatement of the original Portland Stone.
The new build element of the contract involved procurement and installation of 1,350m² of new Portland Stone cladding which, as part of the planning consent, had to match the retained façade.
In May 2007, Wates, Putney & Wood and Rolfe Judd visited Albion Stone’s Quarry to view the large Range Panels. Putney and Wood brought four stone samples that were made from the existing building stone to find a match. The Bowers Whitbed panel met the accepted range.
Albion Stone supplied 250m³ of Bowers Whitbed blocks to Group Monument to manufacture
Albion Stone, a fourth generation family business pride ourselves on having a helpful and skilled workforce as well as modern and traditional manufacturing process to enable us to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.