The Case for Stone


Next month, we are launching an exciting new event, The Case for Stone and you are invited to join us.

On Thursday 17 February at 3.30 pm this online conversation will explore how natural stone can help deliver a more sustainable built environment.

We’ve gathered some of the architectural and design industry’s thought leaders to ask them what it is that natural stone has to offer in terms of delivering projects with a low whole-life carbon impact and that help the UK’s drive for net-zero.

The conversation will be hosted by Ulrike Knox, founder of Knox McConnell Architects, Cathedral Architect for Manchester and Bradford Cathedrals and Natural Stone Awards Judge.

Already confirmed as speakers are Amin Taha of GroupworkSteve Webb of Webb Yates Engineers and Zac Tudor of Arup, all leading proponents of the use of natural stone as a sustainable building material choice.

Amin and Steve’s collaborative project, 15 Clerkenwell Close demonstrated that the use of natural stone can reduce a building’s whole life carbon value, when compared to steel and concrete, by up to 90%.  This project was shortlisted for the 2021 RIBA Stirling Prize.  In his previous role as principal landscape architect for Sheffield City Council, Zac delivered a large number of natural stone projects throughout the city and is a key proponent of the value of natural stone in delivering sustainable city landscapes. 

This will be the first of a number of The Case for Stone events which are part of the Federation’s efforts to raise awareness of natural stone sustainability credentials. 

Click here to register to attend.