An estimated 150,000 people a day go through Kings Cross Station and on Monday 27th March Hardscape, together with Landscape architects’ Stanton Williams, had the opportunity to share their involvement of the design and materials supply of the entrance plaza to the station at a Landscape Institute CPD event at Friends House, Euston Road, London.

The event was attended by many professionals in the landscape design fraternity and Hardscape were proud to present their participation in a formal and friendly presentation followed by a walking tour around the famous landmark highlighting the specific materials supplied in paving, benches and the plinths within the two large rotunda’s at the front of the station.

An introduction to the scheme and the guided walking tour of the area provided:

  • An insight into the thinking behind the design of the square
  • An understanding of the reasons behind the selection of specific materials for the paving including Crystal Black and SPI granite
  • Exclusive insights into the creative processes behind the bespoke benches
  • Examples of how complex logistical and technical requirements were overcome with innovative solutions
  • Best practice tips for paving materials and solutions for modern public realm schemes

There were two sessions, one in the morning and one early afternoon, both incorporating the CPD and guided tour. Delegates also had a chance to discuss the project in detail with members of Hardscape around an informal exhibit area that included other sponsors in conjunction with the Landscape Institute.

On Wednesday, the 29th March, Hardscape also proudly sponsored the latest in the Reflections Series, a series of talks on the biggest projects in happening now in Glasgow, organised by the Landscape Institute Scotland at the Centre for Contemporary Arts in Glasgow.

Hardscape’s Scotland Sales Manager Aidan Baun and North West Senior Sales Manager Anthony Collins also attended the Specifi event in Edinburgh which was must-attend event for Landscape Architects, Architects involved in Landscape, Civil Engineers and other landscape specifiers.

The event included a seminar and a “meet the experts” networking opportunity where Hardscape had a pop-up exhibition and several sample materials on show and marketing giveaways!

Lookout for further events in the forthcoming weeks!