Renzo Piano Building Workshop
After working closely with Mace on the completion of the prestigious The Shard in London, we were the obvious choice to supply the flooring finishes at The Place, the stunning seventeen-storey business destination towering over London Bridge station and neighbouring The Shard.
The Place provides 40,000m2 of efficient, modern office space in a prestigious seventeen-storey building of great architectural distinction.
Before our involvement, there were some issues securing the specified granite which originated in India. We were drafted in to provide a solution to the supply issue and utilising our strong relationships in Italy we were able to source a sufficient quantity of Indian kuppam green granite, have each piece custom cut, and manufacture bespoke planter cladding on time to an extremely high standard.
Ultimately, we installed 150 tonnes of granite and 150m2 of Brazilian Hardwood on the project. The granite flooring tiles were installed on heavy duty Buzon pedestals and timber decking on joists and noggins.
Although the project was a great success, it was also extremely testing. Constructing large concrete planters in-situ, moving 150 tonnes of granite to the thirteenth floor within a small site compound and ensuring all the granite pieces slotted together like a jigsaw puzzle were memorable challenges.
The building has direct access to London Bridge Quarter’s new piazza, unrivalled connections at London Bridge station, and provides a seamless transition from station to workplace. For the millions of people who pass through the transport hub, it is the highly visible face at London’s newest commercial quarter.
The Place has been designed to deliver exceptional environmental credentials and provides one of London’s largest roof top terraces, with outstanding views.