Diary of Events

Natural Stone Awards 2012 | Lord's Cricket Ground, London

30 Nov 2012

The 2012 Natural Stone Awards was a resounding success, with the magnificent Lord’s Cricket Ground once again playing host to this, the biggest event in the Federation’s calendar.

 

The day began with a tour around Britain’s most famous cricket ground followed by a chance to catch up with old friends as well as make new contacts over a cup of tea or coffee.  This opportunity to network was one of the most celebrated aspects of the day, and we look forward to seeing the fruit of these conversations in projects during 2013. 

 

The awards themselves were extremely well attended with over 200 present for this bi-annual event.  The event proceedings were once again compared by TV sports personality and stone enthusiast Jim Rosenthal with the National Lottery’s Alan Dedicoat as the ‘voice’ of the event and Ground Force’s Tommy Walsh also on hand to congratulate the project teams.  Award winners and runners up were presented with certificates by TV personality, Charlie Luxton. 

 

Charlie has fronted a wide range of construction based TV programs, including DIY SOS, Build a New Life in the Country, I Own Britain’s Best Home and Brick by Brick: Rebuilding Britain.  He is passionate about sustainability and architecture, two topics that featured heavily in his informative, engaging address to the Awards’ audience.

 

Trophies for the category winners were generously provided by Burlington Stone, delivering an attractive, natural stone pyramid. 

 

The awards were followed by a first-class three course meal served up by the staff at Lords.  Conversation over lunch was lively with more highly beneficial industry connections being made, all helping bring fresh vigour and momentum to the industry.

 

A full list of the award winners and runners up can be seen below and the Souvenir Awards Brochure will also be available for download shortly. 

 

To find out how to enter a project into the 2014 Natural Stone Awards, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.   

 

 

 

 

 

NATURAL STONE AWARDS 2012 – the WINNERS AND COMMENDATIONS

 

 

NEW BUILD MODERN STYLE STONE CLADDING

 

Award winner                   The Merchant Hotel, Belfast      

                                               

Highly commended          Sainsbury Laboratory, Cambridge                        

 

Commended                     12 Upper St. Martin’s Lane, London                         

 

Commended                     No 1 Bartholomew Lane, London                            

 

 

 

 

NEW BUILD TRADITIONAL STYLE STONE MASONRY

 

Award winner                  Rigg Beck, Cumbria, Private Residence                                   

 

Highly commended         The Mount, Shropshire, Private Residence          

                               

Highly commended         New Bespoke Residential Property, Surrey           

 

Highly Commended        Water pavilion, Cornwall                                                                 

 

Commended                   Westfield Folkhouse, Nottinghamshire                                                    

 

 

 

REPAIR AND RESTORATION

 

Award winner                 Restoration of the East Elevation of the Quadrangle at Buckingham Palace

 

Highly commended        Dunderave Castle, Argyll                                                           

 

Highly commended        St Nicholas, Peper Harow – restoration after major fire damage

 

Commended                   Willimoteswick Castle Farm, Bardon Mill                                      

 

Commended                   Christ Church College, Deanery & Treasury, Oxford

 

Commended                   Holy Trinity Church, Banbridge                                 

 

Commended                   Church House and Fisherwick Buildings, Belfast

 

                               

 

INTERIORS

 

Award winner                   Williamstrip Park Extension and Bath House, Gloucestershire

 

Highly commended           Staircase at the Red House                                        

 

Commended                     St John’s Church, Hyde Park, London                                                       

 

Commended                     Staircase, Private Dwelling

 

 

        

 

 LANDSCAPE

 

Award winner                   MoreLondon                                                                     

 

Highly commended          Tudor Square, Sheffield                                                                    

 

Commended                     Exhibition Road Streetscape, South Kensington,  London                                     

               

Commended                     Elizabeth Street Public Realm, London

          

                          

 

 CRAFTSMANSHIP

 

Award winner                 South Quire Buttress, Turret & Spirelet on the East Front of York Minster

 

                                        

 

Highly commended           Replacement of WWI Memorial following vandalism, Cheltenham                                                

 

Commended                     The Apple Tree, Hereford Cathedral

 

    

 

                                                           

ART IN STONE 

Green Park Underground Station, London