Chinese granite for busy pedestrian street

More than 4,000 tonnes of granite from China are set to be delivered via CMP by November 2012. The granite will be used to create a completely new surface for the busy pedestrian street Købmagergade in central Copenhagen.

More than 30,000 people and a host of vans and lorries carrying deliveries to the stores pass through Købmagergade every day, and the very worn and damaged street surface has been in need of replacing for many years.

Work is now finally under way on the street, which has retained some of characteristic winding path of a medieval street. The entire area, including the adjoining piazzas, Kultorvet and Hauser Plads, in all some 19,000 square metres, will receive a much needed facelift. .

The granite will be delivered by S.A. Granit A/S, which specialises in natural stone and granite from all parts of the world, and more than 4,000 tonnes will be delivered via CMP to S.A. Granit’s operation in Nordhavnen, Copenhagen’s North Harbour.

“The granite has been cut to form paving stones measuring 12 x 12 x 8 cm and will be delivered in 20-foot containers, not as loose stones,” Stig Antony, Managing Director of S.A. Granite, says.
“The granite will be delivered continuously from China until the end of the project in November 2012. I’ve seen the first areas to be repaved, and they looks fantastic.”

The Købmagergade, Kultorvet and Hauser Plads project was designed by Polyform Architects of Denmark and Karres en Brands of the Netherlands, who won the international competition. The work is being carried out by Skælskør Anlægsgartnere A/S.
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