The Star and Garter is a Grade II listed building with an impeccable royal and cultural lineage. It was designed by Sir Edwin Cooper and built in 1924.
The gardens and grounds were designed when the building was opened and are also Grade II listed. Landscape designer and historian Todd Longstaffe-Gowan, was appointed to direct the restoration.
The South Terrace is the centrepiece of the formal gardens, with a lavish, carefully restored cherub-ringed fountain and star motif, an oval lawn, planting and clipped yew hedges. A central pathway leads to an area where residents can sit or stroll and enjoy views through the woods towards the Thames.
Phase 2 of this project included the installation of FSC certified Hardwood decks to create a series of private roof terraces adjoining the larger apartments. This project was particularly challenging due to the many curved corten steel planters, upstands, steps and seating areas but using the Buzon PB pedestal range to support the decking our installation team achieved seamless surfaces across all the terrace areas.
After three years of renovation, the restoration of the main building and gardens is now complete.