Fine details in the public realm
Stapleton House, a £40m nine storey student accommodation development for the Unite Group in Islington, was completed in August 2016.
The building provides 862 bedrooms plus student communal area, including external courtyard and terrace, with further commercial units and local community space at ground floor. The building has enhanced an already extremely desirable location in London.
Located between two conservation areas, the team at ArchitecturePLB set out to create a building that would visually and physically enhance the streetscape. Our wet cast stone was selected by Senior Project architect Matthew Gibbs of ArchitecturePLB, to provide the finishing touches to brand new student accommodation building in Islington.
The wet cast stone, installed by main contractors Balfour Beatty, was used around the perimeter of door and window openings of the commercial units for local businesses at ground level. Matt told us “From my experience, on student housing it’s rare to get such high quality materials. The finish gives something extra to the public realm.”
This project won Private Halls of Residence [London] of the Year at the Student Accommodation Awards 2017. It was also a finalist for the Award for Design Excellence at the Planning Awards 2017.
“It really stands out as something quite impressive. I’m personally very proud of the end result, and the practice is too.”
Matthew Gibbs, Senior Project Architect at Architecture PLB
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