After seven years in the planning and construction, the new Durham County Justice Building has opened and Burlington’s Broughton Moor stone is clear to see.
Using Broughton Moor stone in a flamed finish to the exterior cladding, the aim of the project to create a civic institution that would provide a safe, secure and lasting structure was achieved. This project saw 21,000 square feet of the Broughton Moor slate being clad to the exterior of the courthouse. With a further 10,500 square feet supplied in the interior public areas, Broughton Moor’s distinctive characteristics has been used as an identifying feature of the entry vestibules to the courtrooms and as a feature wall at the front of the courtrooms.
This hugely important civic building needs to stand the test of time, and durability was a key criteria in the stone selection process. Thanks to Broughton Moor’s exceptional aesthetic and technical attributes, it makes an ideal solution for large projects throughout the world.
The US’ Building Stone Magazine has recently run an article about the project, which can be read at http://www.stoneworld.com/articles/87486-stone-creates-a-presence-for-durham-courthouse?v=preview
Working with the Architects, O’Brien/Atkins Associates, Durham County Justice Building will be a sign of Burlington’s attention to detail when supplying large projects with exacting standards.
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.