Stone Federation were delighted to see a project involving two member firms appear on the shortlist for the 2017 Stirling Prize, one of the most coveted accolades in architecture.

The British Museum’s new World Conservation & Exhibitions Centre features a Portland Bowers Roach façade from Albion Stone, installed my Szerelmey who also undertook both external and internal restoration work on the building.

This a great opportunity for a project with a striking natural stone exterior to gain worldwide recognition, and its places on the shortlist reaffirms natural stone as a leading material within the construction sector.

The RIBA Stirling Prize is judged against a range of criteria including design vision; innovation and originality; capacity to stimulate, engage and delight occupants and visitors; accessibility and sustainability; how fit the building is for its purpose and the level of client satisfaction.

The winner will be announced at the Roundhouse in London on 31st October 2017.