Outdoor Space Award

Projects entered into this category must use clay bricks or pavers extensively in any hard landscape design scheme. All outside spaces are considered including extensions, sculptural design features, gardens, leisure applications and facilities.

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Maggie's Centre in Manchester was designed by Foster & Partners. Ground-Control acted as brickwork contractor and used Staffordshire Blue plain clay pavers manufactured by Ketley Brick.

Maggie’s in Manchester is a recent addition to the growing number of Maggie’s Centres that have been built in Britain and abroad, which provide emotional, practical and social support to people affected by cancer. They place great value on the power of architecture to lift spirits and aid the therapeutic process. ‘The building has successfully created a light and airy domestic atmosphere in a garden setting into which the protected spaces blend beautifully. The transition from internal to external at the greenhouse end is practically well arranged and attractive’. The purpose-made pavers have been used to ‘create exceptional brickwork techniques’. This, with the careful consideration of detailing, combines to make a fantastic use of brick in an outdoor setting.