Lincoln Square is a 10 storey residential block in the Strand Conservation Area in Westminster. It was built to replace a 1960s concrete office building. The design by PLP Architecture takes account of the historical context of the area and offers a reinterpretation of the masonry and fenestrations of adjacent buildings.
Szerelmey were contracted to undertake the SFS backing structure, all the external stonework and the external faience cladding. The stonework is largely British Stanton Moor sandstone at 55 and 75mm thick with Portuguese Moleanos on the East façade at 50 or 75mm thickness. The design includes 400 prefabricated, post-tensioned sandstone columns that are installed from levels 1-5. The faience tiles have a delicate beige and white “lace” effect glaze and were installed to all the window surrounds. The tiles were produced using extrusion and hand pressed methods and range between 30 to 50mm in thickness.