Hollywood-2Mervyn Storey MLA the Social Development Minister within the Northern Ireland Assembly officially opened the new look Holywood Town Centre, post a £2.4 million investment in the public realm, during December. The project was funded in partnership between the Department for Social Development (DSD) and Ards & North Down Borough Council.

At design stage Hardscape supported AECOM in selecting Italian Prima Porphyry bespoke blend; a unique quality control & value assurance that retains all the nuances and historical values of the original natural stone but with a very pleasing premium aesthetic. Alpendurada granite kerbs quarried in Portugal were also chosen. With a post contractor appointment Hardscape were honoured to complement FP McCann with actual material supply, on time, to the correct specification required.

Italian Prima Porphyry, exclusively via Hardscape, has excellent durability which resists high transverse breaking loads qualifying the material for superior pavement design & trafficked areas. These realities with bespoke selection make it very different and unique from other ‘violet’ porphyry materials in the market.