A true celebration of brick

a brick building made from handmade bricksBarrett's Grove by Amin Taha Architects

Congratulations to all of the shortlisted projects at the Brick Development Association’s Brick Awards, with the winners being announced at an enjoyable ceremony in London last night.

As well as supplying bricks to the Supreme Award Winner, South Gardens – a regeneration project in Elephant and Castle – which also won the Large Housing Development Award, our bricks were used in five other category winning projects as well as receiving three commendations from the expert judging panel.

Off the back of being shortlisted for the RIBA Stirling Prize, Barrett’s Grove – image courtesy of Amin Taha Architects – was the winner of the Small Housing Development and received a commendation in the Innovative Use of Brick and Clay category. It is even more exciting that this project was featured in The Times Bricks & Mortar section today. The article actively celebrates bricks, describing the demand for brick as being part of a renaissance moment within British architecture.

West Croydon Bus Station was the winner of the Outdoor Space Award, and was commended in the Public Building Award category. This project was designed to improve the facilities to TfL customers, using waterstruck Linear bricks from our Birtley factory in the north-east.

Barratt London scooped the Large House Builder Award, using our bricks at its Blackfriars development. The site included five mixed-use buildings, using a variety of glazed bricks for its façades.

Lady Margaret Hall was the Craftsmanship Award winner, and was also one of the projects used by Lee Marley Brickwork to scoop the Specialist Brickwork Contractor Award.

Congratulations again to all of the shortlisted and winning projects, as well as everyone involved in making the awards a huge success. They were a great showcase for brickwork and how it can be used in many different ways. A true celebration of brick.

For full details of the shortlisted and winning projects, please visit the Brick Development Association website.