R.O.DONAGHEY Building & Civils Engineering ltd
Fiamma flagstones, Milazzo + Alba
Keele University based in Staffordshire countryside is world-renowned for its breadth of teaching, being shortlisted for University of the Year in 2020. The latest investment within the University seen a new multi-million-pound state-of-the-art facility for the sector leading Smart Innovation Hub
The Smart Innovation Hub provides accommodation to support the creation and growth of innovation-led businesses, alongside major new facilities enabling the University to grow its established programme of collaborative research, development and innovation support to local firms.
The new building has been designed by RIBA award-winning and Sterling Prize-nominated Architects BDP which decided on 998m2 of Fiamma flagstones (Milazzo + Alba). AG’s new premium flagstone delivers an unrivalled aesthetic with its finely textured, beautiful, flamed granite-style finish.
In keeping with Keele University’s green ethos, the facility has been planned with a focus on sustainability, resulting in a BREEAM ‘Excellent’ rating. Therefore, Fiamma was the ideal choice as Enduur Level 1 base and surface technology means each paver contains approx. 70% less embodied carbon per % of cement replaced by using replacement materials.