[FIRST LOOK + DATA] Neil Mathews Architects has created a new facade for Lancaster Gate Underground Station in London
The project completes the overhaul of the Lancaster Hotel podium, which was reworked by Eric Parry Architects in 2005 in a scheme that excluded the station’s façade.
Neil Mathews Architects’ scheme is a departure from the self-supporting limestone used in Parry’s design.
Using the existing 3.3 metre reinforced concrete frame to define its bays, the facade is constructed from mirror polished stainless steel, which was used to emphasise the reveal of the punched window in a stone wall in the Parry scheme.
The double glazed toughened laminated units are pushed out to the surface and are flush fitting and structurally bonded instead of being clasped by a visible frame in a stone reveal.
Architect Neil Mathews Architects
Contract Administrator Neil Mathews Architects
Façade engineer Sandberg LLP
Planning consultant Turley Associates
Structural engineer Bolton Priestley
Project architect: Neil Mathews
Design team: Neil Mathews, Christopher Bell, Peter Greenwood
Client Lancaster London Hotel
Form of contract Traditional, SBC ‘05
Contract duration 16 weeks
Total cost £500,000
Project manager GB Fitzsimon
Quantity surveyor GB Fitzsimon
CDM co-ordinator GB Fitzsimon
Main contractor Talina Builder