Waverley Square – Peakmoor Façade

Old Town of Edinburgh has undergone a transformation under the design directorship of Allan Murray Architects. The development includes grade A office space; a hotel and retail/restaurant as well as residential apartments and homes. Peakmoor was chosen as the stone on Aztec Rainscreen because it blends in well with the historic stone of the local […]

Rusacks Hotel Peakmoor Façade

A 44-suite extension to the Rusacks Hotel, overlooking the 18th green at The Old Course in St Andrews is nearing completion. The £7m extension was built with a Rainscreen façade of Peakmoor Natural Stone supplied by Stone Cladding Systems from Derbyshire. The 128-year-old MacDonald hotel in the home of golf will also include a rooftop […]

Biannual Stone Awards 2020

It was great to see so many British Stones and fabricators up for awards in the Biannual Stone Awards this year hosted by the Stone Federation. We are very please that a number of our stones won awards on projects manufactured; masoned and built by our very talented customers. A F Jones Ltd and CSK […]

Peakmoor for Kensington

Park Modern will boast 52 Apartments; 3 penthouses; 2 mews houses, health & spa with spectacular views over Hyde Park and Kensington Gardens. A striking project to be involved in. Blockstone is excited to have its Peakmoor Sandstone from Derbyshire chosen as the cladding stone for this prestigious development by Fenton Whelan designed by Axis […]

Blockstone Customers Nominated for Stone Awards

It is good to see British Stone fabricators up for awards with UK stone in the Biannual Stone Awards this year. A F Jones Ltd for The Castle in the New Build Traditional category, This was using the Park Lane Bathstone and to great effect with some stunning carving work S McConnell & Sons Ltd […]

The Peterloo Massacre Memorial

Manchester City Council Commissioned memorial to The Peterloo Massacre which took place at St Peter’s Field, Manchester in 1819 where some 18 people were killed and hundreds injured in a 60,000 strong crowd who had gathered to demand the reform of parliamentary representation. Designed by Jeremy Deller and manufactured and installed by Leading Manchester stone […]

Peakmoor Quarry gains Planning for Extension

Blockstone has secured substantial reserves in an extension to Peakmoor Quarry in Derbyshire. Peakmoor is a variable buff sandstone and available in large block sizes. This stone has been used on many prestigious buildings throughout the UK such as Liverpool Library; Cheetham School of Music and Peel Court, Manchester; St. Paul’s, Sheffield; Melbourne University, Australia; […]