Blockstone is pleased to announce that they have taken over the operation of Park Lane Bathstone Mine near Corsham in Wiltshire. Blockstone plan significant investment at Park Lane and aim to develop it into the best Bath Stone supply available in the market. The block is of good size and with an immense area to develop underground reserves are good for decades to come.

Lee O’Connor, the Chief Executive Officer of Grants Group, which owns Blockstone, says: “Aside from great quality Top Bed there is huge volumes of Base Bed very easily accessible and we will be looking to develop the mine into being the major provider of Bath Stone in the market.”

The Base Bed is a very hard and durable stone that could revolutionise the use of Bathstone in many areas of building where previously it has needed additional protection. Tests are underway and should be available in the next month.