Burlington Stone are delighted to have won 2 awards at the 2012 Natural Stone Awards and a further award for a project using Kirkstone stones. Kendal College and Rigg Beck in Cumbria, and the Apple Tree at Hereford Cathedral have been recognised for their outstanding use of natural stone in the building design.
Organised by the Stone Federation of Great Britain, the Award Ceremony was held on Friday 30th November at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London.
The 3 projects to win awards were:
Using a variety of different natural stones, quarried from the heart of the British Lake District, and different finishes, the exterior of the building has achieved a unique look. The aim of the project was to create a contemporary building with a conservation area, which would not only enhance the visual character of its surroundings but also provide an accessible, inclusive and comfortable building for the students to learn in.
Both the internal and external aspects of the building have natural stone included. The beautiful British roofing slate, synonymous with the Lake District, allows the building to blend in with its natural surroundings, whilst by using different finishes, a modern and contemporary feel can be achieved on the inside.
Apple Tree at Hereford Cathedral
Using Kirkstone Sea Green slate with a flamed finish, an “Apple Tree” mosaic has been designed outside the west front of Hereford Cathedral. British natural stone was chosen due to its hardwearing surface and its ability to withstand adverse weather conditions, high volume of footfall and vehicular traffic.
“These awards signify Burlington Stone’s continued commitment to offering a diverse range of luxurious and signature British natural stone products” states Nick Williams, Commercial Director at Burlington Stone. Burlington’s products have been engineered and processed by skilled British craftsmen with experience passed down through the generations for nearly 175 years to ensure the ultimate interior and exterior finishing statement.
It was with mixed emotions that Burlington Stone thanked Terry Armistead, Production Manager, for his dedication to the business over the past 48 years and to wish him well in his retirement at a special party on Friday 5th May 2017. Having joined Burlington Stone at the age of 15, Terry has played a key role within the production facility at Kirkby-in-Furness. The vast knowledge and experience he has gained over the past 48 years, along with his “can-do” attitude means he will be greatly missed by colleagues and customers alike. Luckily, Terry has kindly agreed to continue to work for Burlington for a couple of days per week.
It is with delight that Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving has won the Landscaping Category at this year’s Natural Stone Awards 2016. Working together with Hardscape, based in Bolton, Burlington Stone supplied their Green natural stone for an integral part of the refurbishment of the Deansgate – Castlefield Metro Station project in Manchester.
Her Majesty The Queen has officially opened a new £15m National Heritage Centre for Horseracing and Sporting Art in Newmarket, where many of her own horses are trained and stabled.
Ten years of planning has gone into the new centre, which includes Burlington Stone’s Westmorland Green flamed paving in the internal and external walkways.