Locharbriggs Quarry, Dumfries, -3.582448
Falconer Chester Hall
The £65m development consists of two 10-storey blocks designed to house 700 students. The bespoke fan-shaped radiused façade was engineered from Marshalls Locharbriggs sandstone, quarried from Dunfries and Galloway. The red to pink sandstone is used throughout Glasgow so was sourced for this project to ensure the building harmonises with the city’s traditional architecture such as the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum which is situated nearby.
Marshalls provided extra-large elongated portrait panels that were mechanically fixed to a rainscreen cladding system, creating an extraordinary contemporary effect. The plan size of the rainscreen panels was selected to accommodate the building’s radial exterior with the thinner width seemingly curving around the impressive structure. Marshalls also provided coping units in the same Locharbriggs sandstone.
A Permian sandstone from the Locharbriggs Quarry in Dumfries. A new red sandstone with technical properties ideal for rainscreen cladding, ashlar and masonry products.
Stone Supplier: Marshalls
Stone Type: Locharbriggs Sandstone
Description: Permian Sandstone
Quarry: Locharbriggs Quarry
Product: Rainscreen Cladding
Project Type: Residential
Architect: Falconer Chester Hall
Location: Locharbriggs, Scotland
DUNFRIES & GALLOWAY, SCOTLAND
A Permian sandstone from the Locharbriggs Quarry in Dumfries, Scotland, Locharbriggs is one of the oldest and largest actively worked red sandstone quarries in Scotland today. Extensive reserves are readily available. Quarried since the 18th century, this red to pink medium grained sandstone is widely specified across Scotland and England.