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Stone Cold

Regarding Specifier’s Choice in AJ Specification 12.07, we at Albion Stone find it puzzling that Francis Terry explained his selection of French Anstrude stone for the new infirmary at the Royal Hospital Chelsea by claiming ‘difficulty in getting English stone’. We supplied Portland stone samples that exactly matched the stone on Christopher Wren’s existing Grade I-listed building. We understood that the project would require approximately 100m3 of stone – we had over 5,000m3 of Portland ...

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