Sector Retail
Project type New build
Services provided Product / system manufacture
Product / system supply
Project location Scotland
Client John W Grant & Sons
Consultant Landscape architect - Macgregor Smith
Contractor Interlocked Construction
Products used Caithness paving and setts
 
 

Overview

CED Stone supplied 2000m2 of Caithness paving as well as Caithness setts to Glasgow Fort, a large out-of-town shopping and leisure park.

With almost 100 outlets including fashion shops and restaurants, the paved areas needed to be robust and able to deal with spillages and significant daily foot traffic.

Product supplied

Caithness paving was supplied for the central square area in and around the Pret A Manger restaurant, and showcases how varied this stone is, as well as how practical it can be when used in this type of setting.

This ancient material from the North of Scotland boasts a very high flexural strength which makes it extremely suitable for heavily trafficked pedestrian areas. Often thought to be a predominantly dark grey material, when exposed to sunlight it comes to life with an array of colour bands from oranges and ochres through to hints of blues and greens.

When quarried, this stone shears naturally to thickness bands of ±5mm and is best procured with the natural riven surface, which is extremely non-slip and yet also very flat. As in this case, the company can further select the thickness bands at the quarry to ensure pallets are of like thickness to aid the ease and speed of laying larger areas together.

The initial project order was for over 2000m² of 70-80mm-thick sawn sided paving in fixed widths of 200mm, by random lengths of 400-800mm. To minimise wastage at the quarry and to keep the price competitive, taking random lengths for Caithness paving is the best and most environmentally-friendly way to order this stone. As the project progressed CED supplied a further 500m² of paving as well as some Caithness setts.


Overview

CED Stone supplied 2000m2 of Caithness paving as well as Caithness setts to Glasgow Fort, a large out-of-town shopping and leisure park.

With almost 100 outlets including fashion shops and restaurants, the paved areas needed to be robust and able to deal with spillages and significant daily foot traffic.

Product supplied

Caithness paving was supplied for the central square area in and around the Pret A Manger restaurant, and showcases how varied this stone is, as well as how practical it can be when used in this type of setting.

This ancient material from the North of Scotland boasts a very high flexural strength which makes it extremely suitable for heavily trafficked pedestrian areas. Often thought to be a predominantly dark grey material, when exposed to sunlight it comes to life with an array of colour bands from oranges and ochres through to hints of blues and greens.

When quarried, this stone shears naturally to thickness bands of ±5mm and is best procured with the natural riven surface, which is extremely non-slip and yet also very flat. As in this case, the company can further select the thickness bands at the quarry to ensure pallets are of like thickness to aid the ease and speed of laying larger areas together.

The initial project order was for over 2000m² of 70-80mm-thick sawn sided paving in fixed widths of 200mm, by random lengths of 400-800mm. To minimise wastage at the quarry and to keep the price competitive, taking random lengths for Caithness paving is the best and most environmentally-friendly way to order this stone. As the project progressed CED supplied a further 500m² of paving as well as some Caithness setts.


 
 
 
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