Stone in the Landscape: FOREST PENNANT TRANSFORMS CITY SQUARE
Kings Square, Gloucester, is part of the wider Kings Quarter regeneration project by Gloucester City Council / Reef Group / Gingko Projects that uses natural materials to create a contemporary interpretation of the Gothic architecture in the city. Forest Pennant commercial paving products from the Lovell Stone Group were chosen for the horizontal surfaces of the square, which has jet fountains in the middle. The Pennant sandstone was supplied as mixed colour sawn paving, mixed colour bush hammered setts, cropped top setts, radial kerbs with demi bullnose and kerbs. Forest Pennant is quarried and processed in the Forest of Dean, less than 17 miles from Kings Square, contributing to the low carbon footprint of the project. E G Carter was the contractor working with George King Architects.