Trocadero, London (2008)

Cast stone matches Victorian profiles

The façade of London’s famous Trocadero in the heart of theatreland near Piccadilly Circus has been restored with dressings from UKCSA member Broadmead Renaissance Cast Stone.

A former theatre and the site of the first Lyons corner house, the building is now a complex of shops, bars and restaurants. An ambitious renovation scheme was completed in May 2008 to upgrade the entire building and utilise unoccupied floors.

Several natural stone elements on the front façade had started to deteriorate and were replaced by cast stone designed to match the existing profiles, including plinths, balusters, cappings and feature stones.

A further challenge for Broadmead was to match the colour and texture of the remaining weathered elevations.

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