Portuguese Granite for Renowned Museum and Art Gallery Transformation - The Hepworth Wakefield Garden Project

BBS natural stone helps to transform unused land at The Hepworth, Wakefield to create free public gardens.

As part of an £1.8m redevelopment to create one of the UK’s largest free public spaces, BBS has supplied one of its premium grey Granites to The Hepworth Wakefield Garden project at The Hepworth Wakefield, West Yorkshire.

Working with Landscape Contractor and long term client, N T Killingley, BBS was tasked to source a natural stone solution that perfectly matched stone from the previous phase of this major project. The preferred stone also needed to be immediately available in order to meet the short construction deadline set for the contractors to complete phase one of this transformation.

Supplying 700m2 of Gris Sombrio, one of BBS’s most popular Portuguese Granites, the team meticulously selected ‘dark’ block with no veining for the setts, kerbs and tactile paving specification.

This ambitious project has transformed the outdoor space surrounding the world renowned art museum and gallery, from unused land into a beautiful free public garden, creating a landscape and atmosphere that will make a difference to people’s lives.

The Hepworth Wakefield Garden project, which has been designed by acclaimed Landscape Architect and Garden Designer Tom Stuart-Smith to reflect the celebrated sculptor Barbara Hepworth’s deep connection to the landscape, will have seating, open spaces and step-free paths and be enjoyed by visitors and local residents alike.

Phase one of The Hepworth Wakefield Garden project has recently opened to the public with phase two scheduled for completion in the Spring of 2020.