PRESTIGEOUS WESTMINSTER APARTMENT SCHEME FEATURES BURLINGTON SLATE
Natural slate roofing from Cumbria-based Burlington has been used on one of the most exciting and prestigious residential schemes to be unveiled in London’s Westminster over recent years.
68 Vincent Square – designed by award winning architects John Simpson & Partners and whose clients include the Royal Household – sees Burlington’s Blue/Grey slate roofing used across two of the three interconnecting buildings that make up the development. The third, smaller building features a curved sheet roof finished in copper.
Transformed for LCR Developments by main contractors, Galliford Try of Uxbridge, the Grade II listed former Westminster Police Station and Magistrates’ Court features some 750 sq metres of Burlington Blue/Grey 20” x 12” patterned slates.
Serving to complement the other primary materials used, in particular stone, John Simpson & partners specified oversized slates in order to emphasise what is the development’s particularly distinctive roof. Including features such as stone parapets with their own lead work, the slate and stone combine to make a strong impact. The roofing slate was installed by Specialist Roofing Services of Suffolk.
A spokesperson for John Simpson & Partners said: “The slate samples supplied by Burlington were of a very good quality and met with the overall design objective. The project aim was to reproduce a high calibre development, and having worked with Burlington on a number of other projects, the material was an obvious choice.”
Providing views over the 10 acres of parkland that form Vincent Square, all apartments are designed around private gardens, and come complete with balconies, terraces, concierge and lift facilities, a rotunda and secure underground parking.
Incorporating a newly built five storey main façade fronting onto Vincent Square, the apartments range in value from £320,000 to £1.26 million. Central to the scheme are two principal penthouses that have attracted a mix of investors, overseas buyers and Westminster residents.