Rudridge has supplied buff sandstone to the Horse Guards Parade.

Rudridge supplies stone for important renovation

Published:  23 April, 2014

Rudridge’s Brentford branch has assisted in the renovation of Horse Guards Parade in central London.

This opportunity was made available to Rudridge by its customer Loughlin Civil Engineering, which was working for VINCI Facilities. VINCI was originally contracted to complete the work by the Royal Parks Department in London.

Neville Holness, senior sales executive at Rudridge’s Brentford branch, said: “The stone used for the project was buff sandstone, sourced from Woodkirk Stone, an outstanding company based in Yorkshire and established over 100 years ago. This company is recognised for a wide range of diverse projects, including prisons, cathedrals and other city-centre paving schemes, so I knew it would be perfect for the job.

“It was important to make sure that the material sourced was not only of excellent quality and had the desired look, but also blended with other materials in the surrounding areas. The same stone is now being used adjacent to Buckingham Palace at the Queen Victoria Memorial.

“It took a lot of time and effort to make sure the correct decision was made, but I am really pleased with the finished look and am proud to have worked on such a prominent project.”

Duane Long, group sales manager for Rudridge, added: “At Rudridge we pride ourselves on our commitment to delivering quality products and services to all our customers and clients. This means that all our staff work incredibly hard, and in the case of this project, really went the extra mile to make sure the finished item was perfect.

“Neville and the team did a fantastic job and have really done Rudridge proud. Thank you to them once again.”

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