Monument Street, London, EC3R
City of London
When London’s Monument Street underwent redevelopment, it was important that the area did not lose its identity.
The City of London wanted to create something that incorporated the unique history of the street into an understated design, yet would be striking, bold and eye catching once in situ to commemorate the Great Fire of London, which began on this very street over 350 years ago and had a significant impact on the City.
Marshalls were asked to provide the Prospero granite for the benches and sandblast and hand paint the lettering from the well-known children’s nursery rhyme London’s Burning into the face. Practical anti-skateboarding deterrents were also included into the design.
Contractor JB Riney placed the Prospero benches so they are sat upon Marshalls Scoutmoor paving for consistency with the surrounding streets.
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