Regent’s Crescent has the distinction of being London’s only Grade 1 listed new build. The historic John Nash building originally constructed 200 years ago has undergone a major facelift with the complete front façade reconstructed with architectural detailing representing the original design.
Property developer Great Marlborough Estates in partnership with CIT Group has returned the building back to its original residential use consisting of 67 high end apartments and 9 mews houses.Historic Building Consultant and Chartered Architects, Douglas Insall Associates together with Architects PDP, have advised the developers on both external and internal design to ensure the features have been replicated as near to the original.Playing a major part in the external façade has been FP McCann’s Littleport factory in Cambridgeshire, where key components of the external build have been manufactured to stringent design specification. Products including precast concrete plinths, columns, decorative column caps and detailed cornice have all been supplied by FP McCann and fitted by nominated specialist contractor, Midgard Ltd.Commenting on the project, Greg Saunders, Sales Manager for FP McCann’s Architectural Precast Products division says, “This high profile project has given us the opportunity to showcase FP McCann’s precast architectural design and manufacturing capabilities. Regent’s Crescent is a historic London landmark and our products will stand the test of time much the same as the original stone features they have replaced.”