Regeneration: Duke Street, Cardiff

Forest of Dean Stone Firms supplied Cardiff City Council with 1,800m2 of its Forest Pennant paving for the refurbishment of pedestrianised zones along Duke Street in Cardiff, adjacent to the castle moat and the Animal Wall. Situated in a conservation area, the paving was partially funded by the Welsh Assembly Government Transport Grant, part of the first ever National Transport Plan for Wales.

Indigenous Product Meets Carbon Criteria

The Forest of Dean Pennant sandstone naturally complements the Porphyry stone used for the castle entrance and is suited to the South Wales vernacular due to its indigenous qualities.  Locality also enabled Birse Civils to meet the stringent sustainability and carbon footprint criteria of the council’s specification.

Sustainable Built Environment

Having specified Forest Pennant products on a number of occasions, main contractor Birse Civils, working on behalf of Cardiff City Council, was confident that Forest of Dean Stone Firms could supply the paving on- schedule and efficiently.

Commenting on working with Forest of Dean Stone Firms, Kiernan Bird, framework manager for Birse Civils said:

“As part of the Balfour Beatty group, Birse Civils values the contribution that our suppliers make in helping us to achieve our 2020 Vision.  By working with companies like Forest Pennant [Forest of Dean Stone Firms] we are able to deliver on these aims and ultimately create a sustainable built environment for the future.  The continued regeneration and redevelopment of Cardiff is a prime example of what can be achieved by working together.”

Forest Pennant is a Forest of Dean Stone Firms Ltd brand.  Forest Pennant products are supplied by Forest of Dean Stone Firms Ltd.


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