• Back of the Walls, Southampton

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Back of the Walls, Southampton

Back of the Walls, Southampton

Client - McAleer & Rushe

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Suttle Purbeck Stone completed a large-scale project supplying limestone paving slabs for the exterior of a new student accommodation complex. Austen House, an £18m 356-residence build by McAleer & Rushe, is being run by The Student Housing Company, and will be used by students at both the Southampton universities. Sawyer Matt Suttle said: “For quarry manager Nick Crocker to have secured this contract was really exciting. It made for a good opportunity to invest in new machinery to automate the processes involved, which will serve us well in future.

”After delivering tonnes of limestone in sheets, specially finished with a Bush hammer, the slabs were then fitted along the exterior of the residence by contractors. “We’re really happy with our finished product, and it’s a great sense of achievement to have completed such a large contract,” Matt added.

About the Job

Images: After this, it’s turned on its edge, so the saw can cut the pieces into distinct slabs. From there, the slabs are taken to the new texturing machine where they’re laid out, textured, and finally taken to a squaring saw. The slabs are then loaded onto a pallet ready for delivery.