Newmarket Street Environmental Improvements, Derry (2009)
Cast stone complements natural stone detailing
Cast stone walling from UKCSA member Haddonstone has been extensively used in conjunction with local granite, for walling stones to the Rialto Theatre shopping complex and Newmarket Street improvements in Derry, Northern Ireland.
The walling blocks for the external walls of the Rialto Theatre shopping complex were purpose made curved units to follow the line of the existing pavement.
The cast stone blocks used for the walls to the environmental improvement areas were also purpose made to follow the complex curves and spirals needed for the walls. Cast stone was chosen for the walling stones and serpentine copings due to the extremely high costs of producing these features in natural granite, which was used for the paving and simpler feature bands.