James Jones and Sons has been delighted to help architectural students from Central Saint Martins (University of Arts London) with their project to build an information kiosk and community bread oven in the grounds of the Ruskin Museum in Coniston.

James Jones supplied Scottish larch cut at the company's Lockerbie sawmill and delivered it to the University with the help of James Jones' distributor, Lawsons Timber in Camden. The student project was led by Takeshi Hayatsu of Hayatsu Architects and involved prefabricating the structures, transporting them to the Lake District and then applying the charred timber external finish and copper shingles on site. The two structures took their inspiration from some of the old buildings that were common in the Coniston area when copper mining was at its peak.

You can read the full project decription here

Coniston Heritage Centre Info Kiosk

Images courtesy of Hayatsu Architects

Speaking about the project Takeshi Hayatsu commented:

"We are very grateful to James Jones & Sons - without their help the project would not have been possible. Larch was our material of choice as its inherent durability qualities gives us the longevity we require."

Central Saint Martins students in Coniston