Contractors' Choice

Location: London

Brick Manufacturer: Wienerberger Limited

Brick: Cambridgeshire Weathered Buff

Architect/Designer: PDP London

Brickwork Contractor: Lesterose

Chelsea Barracks Phase 3a

“A fantastic example of clay brick work and traditional bricklaying skill a real joy to see. A great example of craftsmanship achieved using clay brick.”

With a design that was inspired by the Sloane Stable Block in the neighbouring Royal Hospital, the arches are a sleek contemporary take that anchors the development resolutely in the 21st century. The brickwork is also a ‘tour de force’ of technical performance and design precision, a testimony that traditional masonry skills are very much still alive.

Sponsored by the Assocaition of Brickwork Contractors

The Association is a trade body representing the largest specialist brickwork contractors across the UK. Its core focus is to protect and support the role of the bricklayer, and to equally sustain the influence that the brickwork contractor has at the design and build stages of construction.

The Association of Brickwork Contractors