A city of extraordinary history, London displays a rich and varied tapestry of character and identity, but with one underlying common theme, buildings designed and completed using traditional materials.
Many of London’s iconic landmarks such as Buckingham Palace, St Paul’s Cathedral and the Tower of London are constructed from the classic Portland stone. Reflecting prestige and grandeur, Portland stone is distinctly British and has continued to be incorporated into building’s in our capital city for centuries.
As part of our series of events exploring the commonalties in London architecture, join us at our London Bridge showroom for a hands-on architectural masonry workshop, alongside industry leading manufacturer, Vobster Architectural. The workshop will give you the opportunity to form your own piece of Portland cast stone masonry, starting with just the raw materials that would be used in normal factory conditions. You will learn about the many uses of cast stone within the construction industry, including those that enable contemporary London buildings to blend harmoniously with the historic vernacular and the benefits of using it over natural quarried stone. After a period of one week, which will allow the pieces to dry, they will be ready for you to collect and keep.
Image: Alex Upton
Taylor Maxwell, Southwark Street, London
Please use separate entrance with Taylor Maxwell door sign and buzzer, door on the right of the three. Separate entrance can be found to the far left of the Hop Exchange building.
Nearest station: London Bridge tube station
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