In 2014 Amber Valley Stone was appointed by Esh Build to design and deliver exposed architectural precast concrete cladding panels for the exterior of the state-of-the-art Northshore Innovation Centre in Stockton on Tees, a 36,000 ft² building for SMEs and new business starts-ups in the digital, scientific and creative sectors.

Amber helped in developing the detailing and fixing methods of the panels to achieve the overall design intent, whilst maintaining a buildable solution for the site team.

The design, which reflects the centre’s modernity and innovation, required a material that was both durable and visually appealing. We produced a clean, contemporary finish using a pigmented precast concrete to achieve a stunning finish. The acid-etched cladding was produced with Spanish Dolomite fine aggregate to create sparkle when light catches the surface.

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The project required 160 panels consisting of plinth units, spandrels, mullions and large gable end panels ranging from 1.5T to 5T with the largest panels being 6m x 2.5m; all manufactured over a 13 week period.

Client: Teesside University

Contractor: Esh Build

Sector: Commercial Development

Materials: Acid Etched Precast Concrete

Completion: August 2014

Amber Valley Stone was selected to supply a number of precast items for John Jones, the prestigious picture framing company which also specialises in fine art and conservation.

In summer 2014, the John Jones Art Building opened in Finsbury Park. The 57,000 ft² New York-style warehouse provides a home to design and photographic studios, a conservation room and several art workshops.

Given the international reputation of John Jones, careful consideration was given to the design of the building, proposed by David Gallagher Associates.

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Watkins Jones who managed the build, appointed Amber to supply stone of 3 different types: a polished granite plinth, exposed Cornish granite banding panels and Portland Spandrel Panels. Working closely with Gallagher Associates ensured that their concepts were brought to life and to the highest of standards.

Our in-house teams of CAD technicians, joiners and casting operatives enabled us to produce, deliver and install bespoke items which met the designs down to the last detail.

Client: John Jones / David Gallagher Associates

Contractor: Watkins Group

Sector: Commercial Development

Materials: Precast Concrete

Completion: Summer 2014

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As part of Bournemouth Council’s Seafront Development and Regeneration Programme, Amber Valley Stone was appointed by Willmott Dixon to supply precast landscaping features for the Bournemouth pier approach.

We supplied precast planters and island features, designed in keeping with the history and geology of the pier approach. Using white, acid-etched stone, the project featured 54 planters, typically 700mm high and 500mm wide weighing around 1 tonne each. Six feature islands were also manufactured, some weighing around 7 tonnes, and incorporated embossed marine patterns which were formed when the stone was cast by using RECKLI artico® components within the moulds.

Bournemouth Seafront Development

The hard landscaping features, produced with Spanish Dolomite aggregates to give the surface a sparkling finish, can now be seen at the Pier Approach, bringing a new lease of life to the area.

“On this challenging project Amber provided a committed and proactive service in design, delivery and aftercare services. The finished project is a significant addition to the seafront.”

Alex Manning, Building Director, Willmott Dixon

Client: Bournemouth Council

Contractor: Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd

Architect: CEC Limited & MeiLoci

Sector: Hard Landscaping

Materials: Precast Concrete

Completion: Spring 2015

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Following the latest government guidance and PHE guidelines, Amber Valley Stone have, of Friday 1st May, begun the phased return of office staff and production operatives .

We continue to strictly adhere to the government and PHE guidelines to ensure the wellbeing of our colleagues.

We welcome your enquires and call offs and look forward to providing you with our usual high standards of service.

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In 2015, Amber Valley Stone assisted The Environment Agency on the design and production of flood defence walls for the banks of the River Mersey in Warrington.

The walls, manufactured with our signature architectural precast concrete, provide protection for the surrounding communities from extreme weather and rising sea levels.

Precast concrete is an ideal flood defence material due to its ability to withstand harsh weather conditions and numerous freeze-thaw cycles. It requires minimal support and is also easy to create complex shapes, ideal for adapting to the irregularity of the country’s unique river and costal formations.

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The project compromised of 560 metres of architectural precast walling with surface finishes such as acid etching and exposed aggregate, created using a retarding agent.

Numerous wall panels with recessed lettering and artwork were crafted using inset coloured tiles.

Precast cladding, piers and copings were secured to driven steel sheet piling supplied by leading civil engineering company, and our partner for the project, VolkerStevin.

Client: VolkerStevin for The Environment Agency

Sector: Flood Defence

Materials: Precast Concrete

Completion Date: June 2015

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Amber Valley Stone have completed the Façade for Main contractor Eric Wright Construction on the new 54,500 ft² headquarters on Edward Street in Stockport which will house around 400 employees over four storeys, with all staff expected to complete the move by the end of the summer.

The new facility combines Stockport Homes’ existing services, which centre on managing social housing stock, local communities, preventing homelessness and helping to transform lives for local residents. The new central location will improve accessibility for customers, maximise joined up working and technology.

Designed by AEW architects, the Grade A facility comprises a basement car park with 61 spaces, along with meeting and community rooms and coffee shop that are also for use by local residents.

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The Architectural Façade incorporates Spanish dolomite aggregates along that gives the building a ‘Wow’ factor when the sun casts its eye over the elevations to create a true sparkle over the former Lamborghini factory site.

Client: Eric Wright Construction

Architects: AEW Architects

Sector: Facade

Materials: Portland White Spanish Dolomite

Completion Date: September 2017

Home of the Ryder Cup, The Belfry Hotel and Resort in the West Midlands is a world-renowned venue for both professional and amateur golfers. With luxurious leisure facilities spread over 500 acres, an extensive renovation was needed to enhance guest experience and to maintain its prestigious reputation.

In 2014, a £26 million refurbishment of The Belfry was undertaken. The project involved extensive renovations to the resort’s bedrooms, function rooms, restaurant, bar, fascia and external surroundings.

For a transformation of this scale and status, main contractors Shaylor Group Plc. appointed Amber Valley Stone due to our ability to deliver high quality, bespoke cast stone whilst providing project management support throughout.

Belfry Hotel & Golf Resort

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Only 3 weeks following the initial order, we designed and supplied a wide range of architectural semi-dry cast stone products including pergolas, a moulded main entrance door surround, plinths, cills, chamfered surrounds and copings. Each tailor-made to their exact requirements and in keeping with the existing architecture of the resort.

Client: The Belfry Hotel & Resort

Contractor: Shaylor Group Plc.

Sector: Construction

Materials: Semi-Dry cast stone

Completion: 2014

Yardleys extends to some 985m2 GEA on a level 2, 100m2 plot backing onto the ancient Bulstrode Camp – a protected 100,000m2 grassland. This elegant home follows classic Arts and Crafts design, incorporating the most up-to-date construction materials and technology.

For a project of this scale and grandeur, Amber Valley Stone supplied an array of semi-dry vapor cured cast cills, lintels and copings as well as a bespoke wet cast structural arch. Our products were applied to the main entrance so that visitors can see the stone on all three sides.

The installation of stone components is often critical for any site’s programme so that our clients are assured that their deliveries will be received on the dates agreed and that there won’t be any missing or damaged components. And with, Amber Valley Stone, you’re guaranteed excellent communication and efficiency throughout every stage of your project.


Our client on this particular project, Heywood Real Estate, said that our involvement during the design process was invaluable, providing cost certainty from the outset to ensure the best value was achieved.

Client: Heywood Real Estate

Site: Yardleys, Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire

Products: Semi-Dry Cast Cills, Lintels and Copings & Wet Cast Structural Arch.

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Simpson York Ltd appointed Amber Valley Stone to supply the cast stone components for their first new build, the St Thérèse of Lisieux Church for the Diocese of Middlesbrough.

Since 1994, the Church’s services have been held in schools and other venues and in 2016, the project was finally completed.

Amber Valley Stone was delighted to be asked to provide materials for this project. Alongside parishioners, the diocese, architects and builders, we were all able to create not only a beautiful building, but a special place of worship for many years to come in a thriving community.

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St Therese of Lisieux Church

We supplied a variety of cast stone, including:

  • Curved entrance feature copings
  • Window and door surrounds
  • Column casings
  • Straight and curved on plan ashlar walling
  • Straight and curved on plan cills and string course

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Following the latest measures and government guidance surrounding Coronavirus, Amber Valley Stone have now ceased production on a temporary basis. The health and safety of our colleagues and customers remains top priority therefore all staff are now working remotely. Should you have any enquiries please direct them to or 01773540707.

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