Owner wins planning permission for new quartzite flooring.
By Craig Heatly
The Burlington Arcade is in its second phase of rejuvenation, with the announcement that the City of Westminster Council has approved of its co-owners’ plans to lay a new floor.
The current flooring, laid in the 1990s, will be replaced with a high quality beige quartzite with a black quartzite border.
This is the second phase in the restoration of the London shopping landmark, which has so far had improvements made to the upper levels, creating a clear unobstructed view down the arcade using upward facing lighting. It has also had a fresh lick of paint.
Markus Meijer, chief executive of Meyer Bergman and co-owner of the Burlington Arcade, stated that he was very “proud of the progress".
He added: “We are extremely pleased to have received the approval to replace the floor at Burlington Arcade with a higher quality, more traditional substitute, which is far more in keeping with the Arcade’s iconic position as a globally recognised and historic retail destination.”
The restoration, which is aiming to return to the original design and style of the arcade when it was opened in 1819, began in January of this 2012 and should be completed by later in the year.
Wright & Teague and Theo Fennell have also recently opened stores in the arcade.