Sector Public realm
Project type Refurbishment
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location West Midlands
Client Oldham Council
Consultant Architect: BDP
Contractor Morgan Sindall
Products used Scoutmoor Yorkstone natural stone paving, setts, tactile units, steps and cladded planters; Prospero granite planters and seating
 
 

Context

A £32.5m project to regenerate Oldham’s Grade II listed Old Town Hall included creating a pedestrianised square with integral planters and seating.

Approach

The hard landscaping on the scheme was selected to co-ordinate with the existing colour tones and heritage of the original Town Hall building, while the new natural stone planters and seating areas were chosen to contrast and pick out elements of the more modern extension.

Products supplied

Marshalls was selected to supply Scoutmoor Yorkstone natural stone paving, which is quarried less than 15 miles from the project. Together with flags units, Marshalls also supplied a mixture of setts, tactile units, steps and cladded planters in Scoutmoor Yorkstone to create a cohesive hardscape.

Marshalls also supplied bespoke Prospero Granite planters and seating which were jet-cut with detailing representing the textile trade in the local area. Intricate artwork was sandblasted into the surface of the planters, and then painted to give the detail a more prominent finish. A number of yorkstone flags were also inlaid with bronze detailing to give the scheme a premium finish.

Dave Stanger, Marshalls Natural Stone Trading Director, said: “We were thrilled to be asked to supply one of our most iconic indigenous stones to this fantastic project. By utilising the stone’s versatility and supplying it in a number of different applications gives the area a cohesive aesthetic, with the granite planters making an eye-catching contrast.”

Scoutmoor natural stone is the strongest Yorkstone in the UK.  The extremely durable stone is suitable for both pedestrian and trafficked areas making it the perfect solution for Oldham Town Hall.


Context

A £32.5m project to regenerate Oldham’s Grade II listed Old Town Hall included creating a pedestrianised square with integral planters and seating.

Approach

The hard landscaping on the scheme was selected to co-ordinate with the existing colour tones and heritage of the original Town Hall building, while the new natural stone planters and seating areas were chosen to contrast and pick out elements of the more modern extension.

Products supplied

Marshalls was selected to supply Scoutmoor Yorkstone natural stone paving, which is quarried less than 15 miles from the project. Together with flags units, Marshalls also supplied a mixture of setts, tactile units, steps and cladded planters in Scoutmoor Yorkstone to create a cohesive hardscape.

Marshalls also supplied bespoke Prospero Granite planters and seating which were jet-cut with detailing representing the textile trade in the local area. Intricate artwork was sandblasted into the surface of the planters, and then painted to give the detail a more prominent finish. A number of yorkstone flags were also inlaid with bronze detailing to give the scheme a premium finish.

Dave Stanger, Marshalls Natural Stone Trading Director, said: “We were thrilled to be asked to supply one of our most iconic indigenous stones to this fantastic project. By utilising the stone’s versatility and supplying it in a number of different applications gives the area a cohesive aesthetic, with the granite planters making an eye-catching contrast.”

Scoutmoor natural stone is the strongest Yorkstone in the UK.  The extremely durable stone is suitable for both pedestrian and trafficked areas making it the perfect solution for Oldham Town Hall.


 
 
 
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