Ibstock celebrates as its products help secure 8 awards at BDA Brick Awards 2021, including coveted Supreme Award

Lambeth Palace Library

Ibstock, the UK’s largest brick maker, is celebrating after its products helped secure multiple award
wins at the prestigious Brick Development Association (BDA) Brick Awards 2021, which was held at
London’s Royal Lancaster Hotel.

The BDA Brick Awards is the biggest night in the brick industry’s calendar, celebrating the very best
examples of how clay bricks are used by architects, specifiers, housebuilders and brickwork
contractors to create stunning buildings and enhance the built environment across the globe.

Ibstock’s bricks were used on eight of the award winning projects, more than any other manufacturer,
as well as three projects that were highly commended in their categories, demonstrating Ibstock’s
market leading position. The award wins spanned several sectors from residential new builds of all
scales, commercial, education and public buildings to refurbishment projects.

The award wins included the prestigious Supreme Award for the incredible Lambeth Palace Library
project, which also won the award for Best Public Building. The Supreme award is the highest
accolade of the Brick Awards, with the winner being chosen by judges from all category winners in
recognition of the project that is ‘most impressive and recognises exemplary planning, design,
construction and overall satisfaction of brief’.

Spearheaded by architects Wright & Wright, the Lambeth Palace Library project used a bespoke
blend of Ibstock’s Swanage handmade bricks with Ashdown Blue Grey Headers to add additional
aesthetic detail to the façade.

Ibstock products helped secure a host of other category wins throughout the evening. The award for
best commercial project went to the i9 Wolverhampton Interchange development from Glenn Howells
Architects, which featured Ibstock’s Aldridge Smooth Red. The award for best education project went
to The Catherine Hughes Building in Oxford by Niall McLaughlin Architects, which used the Reigate
Purple from Ibstock’s South Holmwood factory.

In the housing categories, the ‘Small Housing Development’ award was won by Pump House in
London, designed by Common Ground Architecture, which featured Ibstock’s White Engobe brick.
The ‘Medium Housing Development’ category was won by The Officer’s House, Royal Arsenal,
designed by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris, which used the Funton Old Chelsea Yellow and Dark
Bevern Multi from Ibstock’s Ashdown factory. Ibstock’s strong relationship with volume
Housebuilders was evident in the Housebuilder category with all shortlisted projects using Ibstock bricks.

The award was won by Redrow whose winning projects used a selection of Ibstock’s bricks
from their Leicester, Ashdown and Laybrook factories as well as prefabricated arches from Ibstock

The ‘Refurbishment’ category was won by The John Modern Centre in London, designed by Mae,
which used Ibstock’s Cumberland Blend from its Birtley factory.
Richard Brown, Marketing Director, Ibstock Clay Division says: “The quality of the projects shortlisted
across all the categories of this year’s awards was incredibly high. To have been involved in so
many of the winning projects is something we are all very proud of. Brick is the most popular façade
material in the UK and it is clear to see why when you look at the amazing buildings it is able to
create. The beauty, flexibility and versatility of clay bricks along with their durability, excellent
technical performance and sustainability credentials is something to be celebrated which is why the
Brick Awards is such a popular event, with this year being its 45th year.

“It was especially pleasing to have been involved in so many winning projects across such a range of
industry sectors and for so many different bricks from a number of our factories to have been used in
these amazing developments. We are very proud of our long-standing heritage in British
manufacturing so to have our products showcased in exemplar projects such as these shows we truly
are at the heart of building.”

To find out more about Ibstock’s market leading range of products and systems as well as the
extensive design and technical support available visit www.ibstockbrick.co.uk.