48 Leicester Square
West End, London
Multiplex Construction Europe Ltd.
Make Architects, London
2015 – 2016
TYPE OF CONSTRUCTION
New windows in historic existing façade, curved mansard roof with double glazing and opaque elements, unitised aluminium façade, stone cladding.
Only the historical façade made out of Portland limestone was preserved in this massive refurbishment project in the middle of London’s West End. Schneider installed new window and façade elements and was responsible for the design, production and assembly of the filigree mansard roof.
Popular location for film premieres. There are three large cinemas at Leicester Square and some 240,000 people stroll through the pedestrian zone every day. The careful remodelling and regeneration of this London landmark, that was built in 1923 was in itself a real challenge. However, it was definitely worth the effort: a modern office building with shops and catering facilities on the lowest three floors extends over 11 storeys behind historic limestone facades, which in spite of all the comforts it offers retains the charm of former times.