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stoneCIRCLE manufactures stone frieze for award winning project

Date: 21st July 2016 Author: Steve Vanhinsbergh
Keywords: Kitchens, Bathrooms Materials: Portland Stone


The New Ludgate scheme has won the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) top prize for Commercial Office Building of the Year 2016 and the City of London Building of the Year Award and is shortlisted for the NLA Office Building of the Year Award.

Two New Ludgate is a £260 million development by Land Securities, the UK’s largest commercial property developer. It provides 193,000 sq ft of Grade A office accommodation and 7,500 sq ft of prime retail space. Two architectural firms were involved Sauerbruch Hutton designed the building and Fletcher Priest designed One New Ludgate, its sister building and oversaw the scheme.

stoneCIRCLE was one of 3 firms involved in manufacturing a feature wall in Portland Stone which dominates the main reception for Two New Ludgate. The curved wall is 8m high and 30m in length. Putney & Wood, the stone contractor’s in-house designers used CAD to detail every stone before creating a visual representation of each elevation. A 3D model was then created as a final check before production which was carried out using the latest CNC processing machinery alongside 3D modeling to ensure pinpoint accuracy. The stones had to be sanded by hand after manufacture to remove machining marks.

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