Groundwork and civil engineering merchant, Rudridge has paved the way in the capital with its Brentford branch’s involvement in the recent renovation of Horse Guards Parade in central London.
The opportunity was made available to Rudridge thanks to their customer, Loughlin Civil Engineering Limited, who were working for VINCI Facilities, facilities management, building solutions and maintenance provider. VINCI were originally contracted to complete the work by the Royal Parks Department in London.
The stone used for the project was Buff Sandstone, sourced from Yorkshire-based company Woodkirk Stone, who were established over 100 years ago.
Neville Holness, senior sales executive at Rudridge’s Brentford branch who sourced the stone, said: “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, thanked staff for their hard work to ensure the finished item met the company’s commitment to delivering quality products.
“Neville and the team did a fantastic job and have really done Rudridge proud. Thank you to them once again,” said Long.