Burlington Stone invest £5m in Kirkby Quarry
Burlington Stone, part of the Holker Group, have unveiled plans for a £5m redevelopment of Kirkby Quarry in Cumbria. Founded 170 years ago, Burlington Stone supply stone products for projects around the world and this investment will help to remove overburden and provide better access to reserves.
In addition to investing in the quarry itself, a further £300,000 has been spent on CNC machinery and £250,000 on solar panels to deliver one third of the quarry's electrical supply.
Managing director Richard Page of Burlington Stone says: “We are using CNCs in ways that fit with Burlington’s values. We will never come away from the high levels of craftsmanship and hand-finished quality of our products that we are renowned for – it’s to supplement the craft element, not replace it.”
The company has also recently acquired the remaining part of its 50 per cent stake in Burlington Aggregates from Neil Price Construction Services. This has made Burlington Stone one of the largest construction materials groups in the North West.