This week we visited Hardscape, a landscaping material supplier based in Stratford-Upon-Avon. Hardscape have been integral to the Chatham Placemaking Project supplying the granite and collaborating with Lead Artist Christ Tipping on the Creative Public Realm elements of the scheme. It was a fascinating visit, as we witnessed the various processes granite goes through for text and pattern work to be embedded in the stone. Waterjet cutting, flameblasting, sandblasting, as well as hand chiselled letters for inlaid text. The kerb details at Chatham are specificed at 450mm wide, 150mm wider than standard Chatham kerbs and they looked impressive. This detail was proposed by Chris to reflect the oversized materials used at Chatham Historic Dockyard. The embedded text reflects stories, anecdotes and facts which will flow from Chatham Station to Military Square. Construction work is ongoing and due to complete by June 2018.