Natural Stone Award 2020 for The Lanyon Building

Queen's University's Lanyon Conservation and Restoration Project received a prestigious national recognition at the Natural Stone Awards 2020 - testament to the highest levels of craftsmanship the Killowen team delivered.

The Natural Stone Awards is a biennial competition organised by the Stone Federation of Great Britain to celebrate the best of natural stone construction projects from across the industry.

The 'Repair and Restoration' accolade, announced at a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 19 March, was awarded for the University's project, undertaken between 2017 and 2019, to conserve and restore the Lanyon's façade.

The Natural Stone Awards judging panel commented that the restoration:

Emulated the vision and intentions of its originator Sir Charles Lanyon, whilst also recognising and accepting the patina of age’, describing it as a ‘well-informed, exemplary project using traditional building skills and knowledge, appropriate building materials and expert craftsmanship.

Commenting on the award, John Devlin, Estates Manager at Queen's, said:

It's rewarding to receive this recognition for the works recently completed – particularly with some very prestigious competition in our group. We are extremely proud of the significant investment in our listed Estate and conservation works guaranteeing the integrity of the building fabric for future generations to appreciate and enjoy.

This prestigious award is testament to the skill and dedication of the various teams who contributed to the project and is recognition of our collaborative approach in the upkeep and maintenance of our listed estate.

Congratulations to the client, design team and everyone involved in the project.

Read more about the project here.