At 190m tall, 52 Lime Street is a dynamic and moden addition to London’s skyline. Informally known as the Scalpel, its simple geometric form features partially reflective glass and bright metallic fold lines. It was designed with particular regard to distant and local views. As a result, the sharp angles of the exterior ensure that it is positioned sympathetically amongst the City’s cluster of tall buildings.
Designed by Kohn Pederson Fox, the building provides approximately 37,000 sqm of office accommodation over 35 office floors. Situated at the heart of the City insurance district, it sits amongst the Leadenhall Building, Willis Building and Lloyds of London. The shape of the design, allied to the position of these buildings, has created a new public plaza, recalling Lime Street Square which was lost in the 1940s.
Shadbolt were asked to work on the project, manufacturing and supplying a host of items as follows:
+ FSC®certified factory spray paint lacquered RAL 9010 “Pure White” FD30 and FD60 fire resistant doors and doorsets.
+ FSC®certified factory spray paint lacquered RAL 7022 “Umbra Grey” FD30 and FD60 fire resistant doors and doorsets.
+ Crown cut European oak, European smoked oak and American black walnut scheme-matched veneered panels.
+ Bespoke Formica “Alpino” laminated FD30 and FD60 fire performance FSC certified doors and doorsets.
+ High performance Formica “Alpino” laminated acoustic doorsets.
+ FSC® certified crown cut carefully selected plank effect American black walnut veneered toilet cubicle fronts. With a stain finish matching the colour and sheen of the architect’s control sample.