Bristol Alliance and Land Securities
Sir Robert McAlpine
Bowers Roach & Bowers Whitbed
Scope of Project:
Redevelopment of the department store in line with the Cabot Circus development
Architects Stanton Williams created a landmark building for the Bristol Alliance’s £500m Cabot Circus development.
Bristol’s House of Fraser department store seeked to integrate with the city. Artist Susanna Heron, in collaboration with Stanton Williams Architects, helped to design the facade.
Portland Bowers Roach was specified for the main elevation and once she was sure the grid of the building was set, she began work on the design, which took a year to complete.
Albion Stone supplied stone faced panels of Portland Bowers Roach and Portland Bowers Whitbed. In total, Techrete produced the Architectural Cladding in 730 panels.
At the principal corner of the building, smoother Whitbed stone from the same quarry was used, contrasting with the Roach.
Cabot Circus was officially opened in September 2008.
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.