BBS continues to supply stone to the pioneering Poundbury sustainable development in Dorset

Poundbury is designed to create a sustainable community which achieves an attractive, modern and pleasing place in which people can live, work, shop and relax.

In 1987, West Dorset District Council selected Duchy of Cornwall land to the west of Dorchester for future expansion of the town. His Majesty King Charles, then as Duke of Cornwall examined many of the precepts of urban and rural planning in his book ‘A Vision of Britain’. He took the opportunity to work with the council to create a model urban extension to this ancient market town.

In 1988, King Charles appointed the well-known architect and urban planner, Leon Krier, to work on an overall concept for 400 acres of land of what would become Poundbury. Krier’s challenge was to create an autonomous new extension to the town within the context of traditional Dorset architecture.

BBS is extremely proud to continue supplying this well-established and pioneering scheme with its granite needs. A mixture of silver grey kerbs, channels, edgings and setts blend seamlessly into a beautifully thought out and designed pallet of construction materials.

In keeping with the green and sustainable principles of the town, BBS is supplying ethically sourced European natural stone to the highest standards in accordance with the requirements of the Design and Community Code. BBS is also working within the architectural building code established for Poundbury.

Having supplied the current phase of works with 1000's of metres of granite, BBS will be starting to supply the final Northern Quadrant in January 2024 and look forward to working with our clients on creating another part of this development through to its completion.