The Natural Stone Awards ceremony is a highlight event in the industry calendar. It provides an opportunity for the various professionals involved with the natural stone sector to come together and celebrate a range of fantastic projects and the teams behind them.

The 2018 Natural Stone Awards ceremony was held at the The Grange Tower Bridge Hotel, a five-star hotel close to two historic natural stone structures: The Tower of London and Tower Bridge.

BBC Sports presenter Jim Rosenthal and voice of the National Lottery and Strictly Come Dancing, Alan Dedicoat hosted and announced the event.

Wilkins Terrace has transformed the unsightly and unloved Physics Yard into a visually stunning and indispensable social, events and amenity space for UCL.

The terrace area is landscaped in Portland Stone; a natural, sustainable choice with a high fossil content that provides a textured finish and adheres to the strict guidelines for working on the Grade I listed building, which is ‘carved out’ to create a lower terrace alongside the refectory and an upper terrace off Wilkins North Cloisters.

Albion Stone supplied 640m² of Jordans Whitbed, 740m² of Grove Whitbed, as well as 720m² of Fancy Beach Whitbedand 10m² of Jordans Basebed.

The judges were particularly impressed with the screen wall where they noted the nice, well pointed and subtle variation in stone.