One Bishopsgate Plaza, London

The Bath Stone Company supplied Bath stone for restoration and new build work at One Bishopsgate Plaza, London, and specifically Devonshire House – the impressive front of the complex.

One Bishopsgate Plaza sits in London’s Square Mile in The City of London. This is a conservation area, and restoration and new build work needed to remain in keeping with the original building and be sympathetic to the character of the area. In addition, sitting in the beating heart of the financial district, the project needed to reflect grandeur and luxury.

We provided Stoke Ground Top Bed and Stoke Ground Base Bed Bath Stone from our sustainable mine in Limpley Stoke, near Bath in Somerset.

The £2.5m project required complex paint-stripping from the original façade to reveal the original Bath stone. The project used high-tech assessment and removal techniques. Unfortunately, the layers of paint hid a myriad of problems. There was immense bomb damage from World War II. In addition, prior work on the building had previously removed a high-level cornice, exposing the original Bath stone to the elements, where it had succumbed to detrimental weathering.

Notably, the project replaced the high-level cornice, which will protect the building for many years to come. Furthermore, the project used Bath stone to recreate the previously removed original stonework, restoring the missing part of the building to its former glory. The Bath stone was subsequently machine-carved and hand-finished with Corinthian Capitals, leaf carvings and a cupola resulting in intricate stonework that is the centre of the building’s character today.

Additionally, there were new build elements to the project, which required Bath stone to ensure uniformity, consistency and luxury throughout the entire site.

The end result

One Bishopsgate Plaza is now a mixed-use development serving the vibrant modern needs of London while retaining its historical character. The impressive and ornate Bath Stone façade welcomes users into a space with shops, restaurants and bars, as well as office space, luxury residential apartments and a Pan Pacific hotel. The Bath Stone of the 144-year-old listed Devonshire House imbues the high-quality nature of the development.

Our team welcomed the opportunity to see Bath stone, including Stoke Ground Top Bed and Stoke Ground Base Bed, used in such an impressive and in-keeping restoration.

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Client: Meister Masonry Ltd

Restoration Company: Szerelmey Ltd, London.

Principal Contractor: Lend Lease

Architect: PLP Architecture

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