CED, the Grays, Essex, company best known for their hard landscaping, have won the contract to supply 1,000m2 of honed granite for the interiors of the new headquarters of pharmaceuticals company Fizor at Leatherhead.
They were also going to be doing the exterior cladding, although that is now being carried out by Laing Stonemasonry, the specialist arm of the main contractors on the project.
Mark Merrick, in charge of marketing for CED, says it came as a surprise to many NSS readers to discover that CED had supplied stone for the interiors of a former MOD building being converted into a country house in Kent, as featured in the February issue of NSS. He says they received a number of enquires as a result of that.
He adds that CED have certainly not abandoned hard landscaping, however. They are currently working on the first of five phases of refurbishment of the South Bank in London, supplying 1,600m of Spanish granite setts. They are supplying 1,000m2 of yellow granite from Portugal for Shell Mex House. They provided the paving around the London Eye attraction and granite street furniture and walling at the Dome. And they are also supplying stone for Poole Harbour.