Lancer Square receives a Highly Commended Award!

We are delighted to announce that at this year's Architectural Ironmongery Awards 2022, organised by the Guild of Architectural Ironmongery in conjunction with RIBA, our ironmongery for the CIT project at Lancer Square, Kensington, received a highly commended award.

Lancer Square is a 13,600 sqm mixed-use scheme integrating four blocks ranging from 4 to 7 tiers, incorporating thirty-six boutique apartments and penthouses, ground floor retail and eateries, and a new office establishment alongside a landscaped shared courtyard. This elegant new addition mirrors their Royal neighbours and radiates pride within a dignified London home.

Nestled in the heart of the Kensington Palace conservation area, amongst some of the world's most famous cultural institutions in London, the development design takes inspiration from the site’s palatial and horticultural past. Working closely with Squire and Partners, the architects for the scheme, we developed and supplied the full ironmongery package which included a series of bespoke handles, some of which incorporate the design motif for the project.

A series of bespoke branded elements, designed to identify the new timeless garden square, are woven into the fabric of the buildings – from the external façade, feature screens and ironmongery to the door handles and texture that is touched – with each of the residential, office and retail components of the development given its own emblem.

Being presented with this award on our first attempt is a great achievement for us, and we would like to thank not only the GAI and RIBA for the award but also CIT and Squire & Partners for the opportunity to work on this landmark project.

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