PROJECT: 190 The Strand
PRODUCTS USED: Venture Plank, Special Order
190 The Strand is a St Edward, residential-led, mixed use project set to rejuvenate the Temple area of Strand. Previously a vacant 1960s office block, the new stone, glass and laser-cut metal filigree facade now presents a more appropriate presence overlooking, as it does, the Grade I listed St Clement Danes church and flanked by the Courtauld Gallery, Somerset House, and two of the world’s finest universities. The project also takes a comprehensive approach to the site redevelopment, gracing the setting with a range of streetscape improvements which include landscaped areas and even a new public art regime.
Designed by GRID Architects, generously proportioned rooms with floor to ceiling windows are a feature of these magnificent apartments and penthouses, with a high specification which includes engineered wood floors throughout the kitchens and reception rooms. Havwoods were not originally specified but, after issues with the chosen flooring in the marketing suite, we were approached by owners Berkeley Homes to find a product to match. This special order from our Venture Plank collection was approved only after taking the client to the mill in Europe to witness its quality firsthand.