BURLINGTON STONE SPECIFIED FOR AWARD WINNING PLANTATION PLACE
One of the largest new build office developments in the heart of the City of London – Plantation Place - features Burlington’s prestigious Brandy Crag natural stone throughout its washrooms, toilets and lift lobbies. Occupying almost an entire block of approximately 1.02 hectares, the building is one of the latest to be completed by property investors, British Land, as part of its City development programme.
Specified by London-based architects, Arup Associates, who also acted as engineers on the project, 700 square metres of Burlington’s Brandy Crag silver grey stone has been used to create 600x400x12mm floors tiles and skirtings within all the male and female WCs and washrooms located on the ten floors of the building. In a flamed finish for improved slip resistance, the same stone flooring is also featured within the lift lobbies that are also located on each floor.
To complement the flooring in the washrooms and WCs, Burlington’s Brandy Crag stone has also been used to create modern and highly functional vanity tops. These feature a honed finish for a smooth, even effect.
Commenting on the specification of Burlington’s stone, a spokesman from Arup Associates said: “Natural stone was specified for this project because of its outstanding technical and aesthetic properties. Burlington’s stone, however, offered particular appeal due to its consistency in colour and appearance.”
Burlington’s Joint Managing Director commented: “We are delighted to be associated with yet another prestigious project. Our stone is becoming increasingly commonplace throughout the washrooms of many leading commercial establishments and hotel bathrooms based on its natural beauty and durability. It also blends easily with other building materials.”
A major new presence in the City of London, Plantation Place not only offers tenants unparalleled degrees of flexibility with their office accommodation and vast dealing floors, it also houses shops, bars and restaurant facilities. An award-winning glass and steel Plantation Place beacon, also by Arup Associates, is installed outside the building entrance as a signpost.