Category

Large Housing Development

Location: Manchester

Brick Manufacturer: Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC

Brick: Charnwood Handmade Dark Red

Architect/Designer: Tim Groom Architects

Brickwork Contractor: James and Taylor

 

Excelsior Works

“The Brick choice looks good and sits well in the vernacular. A highly successful project.”

This is a sophisticated urban building. It’s a fantastic site and the building responds subtly and successfully. The care taken relating the building to the canal tow path. The fold in the facade works very well. A calm contextual response - Manchester would benefit from further new ‘background’ buildings like this. The brick choice feels good and sits well with the neighbours. The recessed pointing, helped by a dark mortar colour is a great choice, it is well detailed, well fabricated, and well assembled. The horizontal mastic joints between panels were sand faced and very neat which helped them to disappear. A calm confident building.

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