Limestone project: the Scalpel in London (UK)


Building Type: Commercial
Location: London, United Kingdom
Material: Moca Creme Classic
Applications: Interior wall coverings; Staircases; Some stonework


The Scalpel is a commercial skyscraper in London, United Kingdom. It is located on Lime Street in the City of London financial area. Originally a nickname but subsequently designated as its official name, the term “Scalpel” was coined by the Financial Times due to the building’s distinctive angular design.

This reference building involved the supply of Moca Cream limestone from Portugal to cover its wall coverings in the ground floor areas, as well as specific upper areas of the building. In addition, some staircase and stonework was done with the same limestone. The final result is an extensive use of the parallel vein Moca Cream limestone to cover its most visible areas, main entrance, giving it an imposing look.