BURLINGTON AT THE PINNACLE OF SUCCESS
Burlington’s popular Broughton Moor stone has been featured both internally and externally in the extensive refurbishment of The Pinnacle - one of Manchester’s most prominent office buildings located on the city’s prestigious King Street.
Over 150m2 of honed Broughton Moor 600mm x 400mm x 12mm natural stone floor tiles - specified to provide a stunning contrast to existing Portland Stone - have been used to create a stylish new entrance area to the refurbished building.
Approximately 50m2 of the same Burlington stone in various sizes and at 40mm thick has also been used as cladding to grace both the interior and exterior walls of the building. Alongside aluminium rainscreen and aluminium curtain walling, together with elements of the existing Portland stone façade, the refurbished building creates a striking city landmark.
Specified by leading Manchester-based architects, Reid Architects, for its client Property Alliance Group, Burlington’s stone was chosen for this project based on its outstanding aesthetic and technical qualities.
Architect Martin Kirkpatrick explains: “After visiting Burlington’s Lake District quarry, individual blocks of Broughton Moor stone with distinct veins and markings were specifically handpicked by our client to provide a dramatic finishing effect.”
Martin continues: “The refurbishment of The Pinnacle also serves to underline the excellent working relationship that Reid Architects continues to enjoy with Burlington.”
The extensive refurbishment of The Pinnacle also included the addition of two new storeys to the building at roof level and which were specifically designed to avoid breaching the height set by adjacent buildings. The accommodation was also extended by cantilevering extensions from each of the existing floors.
For further information on Burlington’s range of natural stone products view www.burlingtonstone.co.uk.