Friday 30 November 2012 09:00 to Tuesday 28 May 2024 16:01

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