One Bishopsgate Plaza
One Bishopsgate Plaza is a mixed-use development of high-end residential apartments, office space, hotel and a complex of shops, restaurants and cocktail bars.
Sitting in London’s Square mile, a conservation area, and at the heart of the Plaza is the 144-year-old Listed Devonshire House (150 Bishopsgate).
A complicated project that initially involved multiple layers of thick paint being removed to expose the original Bath stone. Once the paint was removed, it highlighted that considerable work would be required to repair and replace the damaged stonework, a lot of which was caused by historic bomb damage.
Using our 3D scanning and imaging equipment, our design team were able to capture the essence of the original stone detail and replicate it using our CAD and 3D CNC programming software.
The Bath stone was firstly profiled and then later machine carved using our state-of-the-art CNC centres. So as not to lose our traditional method of working, all the stonework was then meticulously hand finished and, in some instances, completely hand crafted from scratch, to match the original.
Our team of experienced masons particularly enjoyed this project and some of the interesting carving work, included 39.no Corinthian Capitals and 30 linear metres for leaf carvings to the reveals.
Stone Contractor: Szerelmey
Architect: PLP Architecture
Materials: Stoke Ground Top & Base Bed from The Bath Stone Group