Magazine B is a series of Grade II listed brick sheds in Rochester, Kent. Its unusual name stems from the fact it was originally used as a Victorian military installation – ‘magazines’ were buildings constructed to store gunpowder and ammunition.
Long left derelict, the site was acquired to convert into a series of offices – and Southern and County Roofing were engaged to fit replacement slate roof.
Southern and County were tasked with finding a premium, natural product with a long life span, and excellent consistency in colour and texture.
SSQ’s Del Prado natural slate ticked all the boxes. Its stunning aesthetics helped preserve the site’s historic character – while its tried-and-tested strength and endurance mean it will continue looking pristine and offering superb performance for decades.