Lisbon 2018 | Residential

The Star and Garter

United KingdomUnited KingdomCompany Name: PM White Drylining

Project description

Originally built in 1924 as a home for injured servicemen, the Star and Garter is one of the most opulent and well-known buildings in the picturesque area of Richmond, Surrey. Developer, London Square, has worked closely with the heritage department at Richmond Council to restore the landmark Grade II listed building to its former glory – transforming it into a series of 2, 3 and 4 bedroom luxury residences. With a strong focus on quality and workmanship, these prestigious homes have been meticulously crafted to the highest possible standards. As a premium residential development, the main objective was to sensitively restore the building using the best products and finishes available, while taking utmost care to preserve its heritage. It was therefore decided that durable internal partitioning was a more appropriate solution than block work and wet plaster, when it came to constructing the individual residences within the building’s external shell.


PM White Drylining

P M White Dry Lining is a company with over 20 years experience in the construction Industry. During this time the company has developed dramatically to deal with the complex nature of current dry lining packages and systems to ensure they provide their clients with the full range of services they require. The list of current and historical projects highlights the diverse nature of the work they undertake, from exclusive £4.5 million country manors, to one bedroom flats in central London, from 150 unit housing estates and blocks of flats, to one off, bespoke refurbishments, P M White Dry Lining can provide the experience, technical knowledge, skilled labour, products and quality to ensure your development is completed on time and to the high standards that you expect.

Impact resistant
GypWall CLASSIC, Gyproc WallBoard
Excellent aesthetics
Thistle MultiFinish
Acoustic control
GypWall QUIET, Isover Acoustic Partition Roll 1200

Key Achievements

  • Excellent cooperation between the various trades that worked on this project.
  • The extensive problem solving has deepened PM White Drylining’s technical experience and knowledge, providing new insights that can be applied on future projects.
  • Extremely high standards of finish achieved throughout this prestigious and technically challenging luxury property.

Key Challenges

  • Utmost care and precision was needed to protect the building’s heritage.
  • The challenges of working with such a historic building were compounded by numerous unexpected structural elements that were uncovered during the refurbishment process. This required a truly collaborative and creative approach to problem solving.
  • More than 80 unique apartments, each of which needed a bespoke approach and technical design.
  • Complex detailing to accommodate period details and aesthetics.


Building owner:
London Square
PDP London
Main contractor:
PM White Drylining
Sam Fox
Saint-Gobain Team:
David Baker, British Gypsum