Ketley replaces old Hawkins quarry tiles at the Barbican

Ketley’s traditional clay quarry tiles have been used extensively in the renovation of the podium area of London’s Barbican Estate.

As a Grade II listed building, it was important to match the general appearance of the original Hawkins smooth-faced brown brindle clay quarry tiles on the podium and waffle tiles on the walkways, whilst refreshing the look of the area and delivering additional slip resistance.

Ketley manufactured a total of 280,000 18mm thick quarry tiles, specially designed for this project in traditional Staffordshire Light Multi, Dark Multi, and Brown Brindle colours, which were mixed randomly in a 20:40:40 ratio to introduce warmth and interest across the large expanses to be paved.

Made from the finest Etruria Marl, which is exceptionally dense when fired, Ketley quarry tiles are hard wearing and offer excellent slip resistance, suitable for most indoor and outdoor flooring applications

Steeped in tradition, Ketley has been making traditional clay products on the same site for over 100 years and its quarry tiles are now used across a wide range of domestic, commercial and restoration projects.

For more information about Ketley’s quarry tiles call telephone: 01384 78361. Fax: 01384 74553. Email: or visit:

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