The Institute of Quarrying (IQ) and the National Stone Centre (NSC) have joined together to realise the NSC's vision of inspiring people to engage with the origin, the industry and the history of stone.
Officially opened in 1990, the NSC is set within six former limestone quarries on a 40 acre Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI).
For IQ the site offers huge scope to provide additional membership value and services. By relocating its offices to the NSC, IQ can visibly demonstrate the compelling story of the industry.
Coming together means we will be united in creating a world class visitor experience and an internationally significant centre of excellence for the quarrying and mineral products industry.
The NSC and IQ will showcase the positive impact the industry has on a wide range of environmental issues.
The NSC site will demonstrate and explain how industry initiatives in recycling, energy, natural resource and waste management and product development are helping to achieve Net Zero carbon emissions.
Additionally active restoration projects make an invaluable contribution to biodiversity net gain.
Both the NSC and IQ have a proud legacy of inspiring people through building knowledge, raising awareness and creating memorable experiences.
I'm hugely passionate about how stone has shaped our world today. Securing the Centre's future for the next generation is fantastic news.