Leicester Square, London
Leicester Square reopened to the public on Wednesday 23rd May 2012. London Mayor Boris Johnson, who officially re-opened the square, described the new Leicester Square as a “beacon for world premieres and stars of the silver screen.” The project, carried out by SIAC Construction, involved using 150,000 granite blocks in 17 different sizes to replace every paving stone in the square, with bespoke ribbon seating and coping approximately 250 linear metres long which forms a perimeter to the central gardens. It’s made in a very light silver grey granite from Northern China, the detail of which was developed in 3D design software, proto typed with a 3D print, before a working detail was sent to our factory in China to produce. The central gardens water feature compliments the area and sends jets of recycled water two metres into the air around the Shakespeare statue.
Hardscape were extremely proud to have supplied all of the hard landscape materials and bespoke features to this prestigious Capital scheme liaising with both the architects, Burns+Nice, the contractors, SIAC Construction, and the client, Westminster City Council.
Client: Westminster City Council
Contractor: SIAC Construction