In 2021, work completed on a £150 million redevelopment of a historic building at the junction of Sloane Street and Brompton Road in London for mixed-use property that has become the flagship store for the fashion brand Burberry. The need to maintain the historical character of the building was of central importance to the project.
AATi were contacted by Skanska in 2019, and were charged with recreating two of the eye catching, ornate Cupolas.
Designed by Fletcher Priest Architects, the Cupolas were recreated taking inspiration from the original structures. These form the centre design piece for the leading silhouette of the building.
The main spire structure was built by producing of 44 individual castings and secured together with a steel subframe culminating in a structure over 5m tall. A secondary cupola was also produced made of 3 castings again over 5m in length.
Our UK foundry can produce large ornate castings with high levels of geometric accuracy to achieve complex multi-component assemblies. We produce in a vast range of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. AATi draws on its vast experience of architectural projects and technical knowledge to help propose and develop metalwork solutions for some of the most beautiful projects in the world.
The project also includes a new entrance with step-free access to Knightsbridge London Underground station for the first time. AATi Rail have been instructed to manufacture the anti-slip stair nosings. These have become familiar sight for London tube users.