LSQ, London

Key features

Sector

Commercial

Client

The Old Park Lane Group / CORE

Architect

Make

Main contractor

Brookfield Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd

Sub-contractor

BDL Group Plc

Completion year

2016

System type

SAS200, SAS330, Protective Panels

Special requirements

Anodised Wall Panels and SAS200

Area M2

8,300

Region

United Kingdom

The refurbishment of 48 Leicester Square has created an outstanding mixed-use development in London. Key to the regeneration was preserving the Edwardian Portland stone façade and installing a contemporary bronze Mansard roof.

The island site was completely gutted whilst meticulously preserving the historic external walls. The colours and tones of these materials then set the theme of the interior fit-out in the entrance hall and upper floor office spaces.

In the entrance hall, full height dark umber anodised wall panels stand out against the polished stone walls and floors. Guiding visitors to upper floors, the aluminium panels have unique integrated lighting strips adding a warm glow to the foyer. Over the office security gates, pale umber anodised SAS200 leads visitors to the stairs, lifts and upper levels. Both the wall panels and ceiling system have a flush, concealed grid echoing the clean lines of the stone wall and floor panels. In the office areas, c-profiles with pearl mouse grey PPC continue the vintage theme across the SAS330 ceilings.

The mixed-use site contains not only Grade A office space but also All-Bar-One, McDonald’s and the world's largest Lego Store.

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