Three billion years of the British Isles’s geology can now be explored at the British Geological Survey head office in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire.
Three billion years of the British Isles’s geology can now be explored at the British Geological Survey head office in Keyworth, Nottinghamshire. The Geological Walk, designed by Munro + Whitten, is at the centre of the recently completed redevelopment of offices for geologists, scientists and support staff.
The walk forms the main route through the office complex and exhibits all the important stones in Britain’s geological history. Every major geological era and rock formation is represented within a carefully designed series of spaces.
“Our brief was to create a distinct landscape that celebrates the geology of Britain, which delights and educates and is for the enjoyment of staff and visitors alike,” said Don Munro, Director of Munro + Whitten. “We established close links with the Survey’s geologists and commercial stone supplier CED Ltd to accurately choose, source and place the stone paving and feature rocks.”
Stone arrived from across the British Isles – from as far north as the Scottish islands to the moors of the south west of England and the hills of the Lake District. In total, 40 different types of rock were used to complete the 130m-long concourse.
Find out more at www.munro-whitten.co.uk