World famous Professor visits Bowers Quarry

05/11/2014 • News

One of the world’s most renowned scientist’s, Professor E. O. Wilson, visited Portland  this week to ‘break ground’ at The MEMO Project that is proposed for Albion Stones’ Bowers Quarry site.

The MEMO Project is a collaboration of artists and scientists dedicated to raising a global beacon for biodiversity.  MEMO is an educational charity based in the UK, in partnership with the E.O. Wilson Biodiversity Foundation in the US.

The project will be a £32 million Portland Stone Tower that will depict the extinct species carved into the structure of the building that will be seen from a curved walkway that will ascend the inside of the tower, then descend down the outside.

“Albion Stone are dedicated to being involved with the community and this is a project which we are fully behind,” comments Managing Director of Albion Stone, Michael Poultney. 

Albion Stone, a fourth generation family business pride ourselves on having a helpful and skilled workforce as well as modern and traditional manufacturing process to enable us to produce the highest quality Portland Stone with minimal environmental impact.