From the collection of Brick Award winners, the judges select the project that is most impressive in a broad range of criteria. The Supreme Award is the final award made of the ceremony and represents the most coveted of accolades in this annual competition.
Perhaps the greatest accolade to Storey’s Field Centre is the fact that it has, in a very short space of time, been adopted as the heart of the community. Fulfilling the brief, the finished article is far more than the sum of its parts and represents a valuable amenity for local residents, who will certainly take pleasure from the use of this high-quality community space.
From an architectural perspective, the building works on many different levels. It has a simple concept that gives due regard to the combination of internal and external spaces, supported by a confident selection of materials and their meticulous detailing.
The conjunction of a communal building and a nursery has been dealt with skilfully and the building as a whole makes good use of its position. The brick is very attractive; the colour, tone and texture adding interest and character to the new urban realm. This project was designed and executed to an exceptional standard.
Brick: Con Mosso by Wienerberger
Brickwork Contractor: Anglian Brickwork Ltd
This year the Supreme award is sponsored by Ibstock Brick.
Ibstock Brick is the leading manufacturer by volume of clay bricks sold in the UK and continues to drive the brick industry forward through design, innovation, quality and range.
With an unrivalled choice of more than 450 different bricks, including special shapes and pre-fabricated solutions, it supplies the new build, repair, maintenance and improvement (RMI) and commercial markets.
To meet the increasing popularity of brick, Ibstock Brick has invested £54 million in a state-of-the-art- factory at Ibtsock, Leicestershire - the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly factory of its type.