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A feature wall of back-lit white onyx against Laila filled travertine. Putney & Wood were the stone specialists on the project.
21 January 2013 | Stone Projects
Working for interior fit out contractor Como, Putney & Wood, the specialist stone contractor, completed the installation of this dramatic backlit Onyx feature wall as part of British Land’s...
Father and son stonemasons Mike and Gary Simpson stopped their other work to devote their time to Blenkinsopp Castle.
11 December 2012 | Stone Projects
There was plenty of stone to be seen in the projects in the English Heritage Angel Awards but this one is owned by the stonemasons who restored it.There is no reason why stonemasons should not own a...
The Irish Blue Limestone marker by Iain Cotton that marks the beginning and end of the Cotswold Trail.
20 November 2012 | Stone Projects
The bells will be ringing at Bath Abbey on 25 October as a new work of public art (pictured right) is unveiled there to mark the beginning (and the end) of the Cotswold Way National Trail, England...
Above. Part of Henslow’s Walk by Susanna Heron in Jaumont limestone made in stoneCIRCLE’s Basingstoke workshop.
20 November 2012 | Stone Projects
Henslow’s Walk is a frieze conceived by artist Susanna Heron and delivered by stoneCIRCLE for the Sainsbury plant research laboratory at Cambridge University that this month won the Stirling...
Bath student Alice Kingma-Lee with the second repaired statue.
18 October 2012 | Stone Projects
Stone conservation students at City of Bath College have unveiled a second, fully repaired 19th century statue that used to have pride of place in Bath city centre.Last summer, students on the...
The Carrara marble stairway at the St James Theatre. There is more of Mark Humphrey’s work at the Osborne Samuel Gallery in Mayfair, 9-27 October.
18 October 2012 | Stone Projects
St James Theatre is the first newly built theatre in central London for 30 years. Designed by Foster Wilson Architects, it features a 312-seat theatre, a 100-seat studio theatre and a brasserie and...
The new Major Projects Centre at Levantina in Spain.
18 October 2012 | Stone Projects
Spanish stone company Levantina, with UK warehouses near Rotherham, South Yorkshire, and Basingstoke, Hampshire, has opened what it believes is the industry’s first major projects centre at its...
One of the Building Crafts College contributions to High Street 2012 was this Portland limestone boat.
17 September 2012 | Stone Projects
High Street 2012 was initiated by Design for London with the London Borough of Tower Hamlets to enhance and celebrate a series of interconnected high streets that link the City at Aldgate to the...
Volunteers Pavilion in Mote Park following its restoration by Gallagher.
17 September 2012 | Stone Projects
The £2 million regeneration of the historic Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, by Kentish Ragstone quarry company Gallagher has just been completed – within budget and two months ahead of...
The new Visitor Centre at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland. Photograph: Marie-Louise Halpenny.
17 September 2012 | Stone Projects
Specialist stone contractor S McConnell & Sons shaped and installed the dramatic basalt walls and paving of Heneghan Peng’s new visitor centre at the Giant’s Causeway in Antrim,...
The Giant's Causeway visitor centre during construction. It opens today (3 July).
13 August 2012 | Stone Projects
The new visitor centre at the Giants Causeway in Northern Ireland, built into the Hillside in the same basalt stone that forms the Giant's Causeway, opens today (3 July). The basalt is also used...
Steve Parry (left), a building stone expert at the BGS who oversaw the Geological Walk project, and Michael Heap, MD of stone paving specialists CED.
13 August 2012 | Stone Projects
“You’re here today because you are all people who care.” That was how Michael Heap, the Managing Director of stone hard landscaping specialist CED, welcomed the architects,...
The memorial being position at Beachy Head. Picture courtesy of the Eastbourne Herald.
13 August 2012 | Stone Projects
The 70m long Portland stone memorial to Bomber Command in London unveiled by The Queen grabbed the limelight, but on the South coast at Beachy Head a more modest memorial was lowered by RAF...
There are some 6,000 bomber crew around the world who survived the war and are still alive. Many of them attended the unveiling ceremony.

There are some 6,000 bomber crew around the world who survived the war and are still alive. Those who were able attended the unveiling ceremony of the new Portland stone memorial to them in London.

13 August 2012 | Stone Projects
It has taken a long time, but at last London has a memorial to the bomber crews of World War II – and a spectacular neoclassical edifice in Portland Whitbed and Basebed it is.The Queen has...
The Geological Walk at the British Geological Survey in Nottingham.
16 July 2012 | Stone Projects
In 130metres you can stroll through 3,000million years of the UK’s geological history in an impressive new display opened at the British Geological Survey’s headquarters in Nottingham...