Urban Regeneration Award

Schemes must represent a major re-development of an urban area and successful specification and use of clay brick must be evident throughout. The reason for the choice of brick, the contribution it makes to the urban environment and the way in which the site has improved from that which it once was is all highly relevant. To fully support this entry applicants must provide before and after photos. A full site plan of the project must also be submitted.

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Block E West Hendon Materplan was designed by Allies & Morrison. City Brickwork acted as brickwork contractor and used Cambridge Cream bricks manufactured by Wienerberger.

‘This project is a fantastic example of how brick can add value to an urban regeneration.’ A new standard has been set for the ever-prevalent world of urban regeneration. Bringing a tired 1960s housing estate into the 21st century shows what a significant role brick plays in this field. Homes built durably and sustainably, like this, will last for generations. The brick was chosen for its visual interest and richness, laid in a stretcher bond, ‘for as far as the eye can see’, the judges commented: ‘a remarkable, harmonious composition in which true variation comes from the careful handling of solids to voids’. The judges also commented on the standout brick piers on the tower ‘giving the building verticality’ and a distinctive pride of place.

This year the Urban Regeneration Award is sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc.

Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc is the largest British owned producer of bricks, clay pavers and tiles. Our trusted brands each enjoy a rich heritage, they’re names behind some of the most prestigious built environments in the UK. MBH PLC leads the way in high quality stock bricks, handmades, wirecuts, tiles, specials and terra cotta.