Cast stone contributes to award-winning conversion
The quality of bespoke cast stone from UKCSA member Procter Cast Stone has made a significant contribution to the conversion and restoration of a Grade II- listed Victorian former hospital into 130 homes. Essex based housebuilder City & Country Group won top property industry accolades for the development.
Cast stone was extensively used to replace damaged Portland stone details on the mullioned windows, gables and octagonal tower of the existing Victorian Gothic building as well as for extensions and new buildings. The cast stone dressings included window and door surrounds, plinth and string courses, buttress stones, steps, bay windows, copings and gable vents.
Procter’s staff worked closely with Brewster Bye Architects and the developer, from preliminary meetings, achieving planning approval for the use of cast stone on a listed building, correct colour matching and the production of CAD drawings. Deliveries to site were phased to meet the developer’s requirements and hundreds of cast stone elements were individually labelled for easy identification.
Mark Jones of City & Country Construction thanked the Procter team for their ‘excellent service and commitment and for the significant contribution that the quality of your products has offered this prestigious development'.