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Natural slate roofing at Marshall’s Yard Shopping Centre in Gainsborough


CUPA natural slate at Marshall’s YardCUPA PIZARRAS natural slate covers Marshall’s Yard, site in Gainsborough (Lincolnshire, United Kingdom). Founded in 1848, this shopping centre has been recently transformed into a modern commercial, leisure and business complex to serve the needs of the local community.

CUPA 5 natural slate has been chosen as the roofing material for this architecturally interesting complex, which celebrates history and embraces modern day living.


CUPA natural slate at Marshall's Yard

Our CUPA 5 natural slate has a riven surface, which can lend itself to modern architecture and heritage projects, making it the perfect choice for Marshall’s Yard Development.

Normally split into thicknesses of 4-6 mm and between 7-8 mm for the 'Heavy', CUPA 5 natural slate is tested in compliance with British and European Standards.

CUPA natural slate at Marshall's YardThe first phase of the development opened in April 2007 with Burton Roofing Merchants at Leeds providing the 5,000 square meters of CUPA 5. Completion of the project was in the summer of 2007 with a further 500 square meters of CUPA 5 and 30,000 more natural slates used at the end.

Roofing contractor, Mark Smith, of Mark Smith Roofing who has laid over 160,000 natural slates commented:

"We always try to use CUPA PIZARRAS natural slate on any open specification project because they are high quality and competitively priced.

We are proud to have played a significant role in the development of Marshall’s Yard and look forward to working with CUPA PIZARRAS on more projects."


CUPA natural slate at Marshall's YardMarshall’s Yard has played a significant role in Gainsborough. Its impact on the town was recognised by the British Council of Shopping Centres in December 2007, who gave it a gold award saying it was "a shining example of regeneration". 

The Marshall's Yard site was formerly occupied by the Marshall familys Britannia Iron Works, building steam engines and threshing machines. During the World War, they were a major manufacturer of Military hardware. The factory closed in the 1980s.

We are proud our CUPA 5 natural slate helped recover the industrial heritage of a great architectural legacy in Gainsborough.

For more information, visit our website.

You can also check Marshall’s Yard site.