Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Stone specialist wins major university contract

Natural stone specialist Stamford Stone has won a major contract which will see it supplying it’s Clipsham limestone as part of a multi-million pound development project in Oxford.

Once completed, the building on the Northgate House redevelopment site, which forms part of the historical Jesus College, will house a new College quad, student accommodation, retail units, a state-of-the-art digital hub and multi-purpose teaching and learning spaces, a cafe and exhibition space.

Stamford Stone is providing almost 1,500 tonnes of natural stone from Lincolnshire. This amounts to over 8,000 bespoke pieces of stone. The total supply package is worth £1.2m.

Dan Wilson, Director of Stamford Stone, said: “We are really pleased to be involved with such a high profile project as this.

“We have worked hard to promote our Clipsham stone to be the go-to stone for restoration projects in Oxford and Cambridge over the years and this work is beginning to pay dividends. The Clipsham limestone we excavate from our quarries is the most recognised stone in the area for large-scale commercial projects.”

The precision cut Clipsham limestone will be used to clad the outside of the building.

The Northgate development has been designed by MICA Architects, BAM is the main contractor and Szerelmey Stonework and Restoration are designing the detailed fixing systems and installing the stonework; the building is due to open in autumn 2021, marking Jesus College’s 450th anniversary.

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