Cumbrian Architectural Practice, Unwin Jones Partnership have just picked up the top prize for Best Eco / Sustainability Build at the Northern Design Awards 2013, which were presented on Friday 22nd November 2013 at the Monastery, Manchester, for their project, Brimstone at Langdale. This spectacular new “beyond-boutique” hotel in the Lake District is the only development of its kind in Cumbria.
Opening its doors in June 2013, the hotel has reinvented luxury stay. All elements of the project focussed upon creating the ultimate in luxury for every guests stay, and at the same time, meeting a brief to ensure that Brimstone is as sustainable and energy efficient as possible.
Therefore it was a natural decision to source, where possible, building materials locally. Hence all stone walling, roofing slates, slate copings and internal slate finishes were acquired from Burlington’s Elterwater quarry, less that half a mile from the site. The natural beauty of Burlington’s stone, which was laid down in the very near vicinity to the project over 450 million years ago, creates a show stopping venue which is totally in keeping with its natural surroundings.
The Elterwater stone is not only an aesthetically pleasing, but its superior technical characteristics ensures the longevity of the building for many generations to come.
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.