City of Westminster, London

Buckingham Green

Materials used

Material type Marble
Areas used Lobby wall, ground floor restroom floors, walls, custom-made marble sink tops
Client  Buckingham Green
Project completion year  2019
Architect Fletcher Priest Architects
Installers WB Simpsons & Sons
Awards RIBA London Awards – Winner; Architects Journal Retrofit Awards – Housing, Winner; OAS Development Award – New-Build West End, Winner

About

Buckingham Green is located close to Parliament and Westminster Abbey. The scheme includes the refurbished Tower alongside two new buildings, comprising offices, retail and 65 apartments. The Tower’s façade opens-up into a dramatic double-height, reception area, with an impressive book-matched Borghini Calacatta Marble, hand-chosen by the architects from our marble quarry in Northern Italy.

InOpera Group has also supplied Nero Marquina marble for the restrooms on the ground floor with the seamless aesthetics that dominate the overall design. Marble sink tops were custom made in our factories though assembling the hand-picked marble slabs to match the veins and patterns of the natural stone.

The materials were installed at the highest standard by WB Simpsons & Sons, with whom we’ve partnered on installing terrazzo tiles and pre-cast staircases for the Royal Academy of Arts.

The site also has a fully glazed lobby, a reduced and rationalised core cased in fine marble and innovative black anodised windows which sit in the steel frame.
The three buildings have been designed with precision and craftsmanship to meet the modern needs of retail, commercial and residential occupiers.

The core of the fully-glazed, double-height residential reception at The Tower reads as a coherent object, lined in full-height, book-matched Calacatta marble. This carefully selected Italian marble is emblematic of the scheme’s quality and the attention to detail.
Fletcher Priest Architects

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