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Excelsior Works

Sponsored by
Leviat 1
Ex wrorks 1


Location: Manchester

Brick Manufacturer: Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC

Brick: Charnwood Handmade Dark Red

Architect/Designer: Tim Groom Architects

Brickwork Contractor: James and Taylor

About the project

“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.

Sponsored by Leviat

Leviat 1

Leviat unites the expertise, skills and resources of CRH’s construction accessories companies in a single global organisation. We imagine, model and make engineered products and innovative construction solutions for a dynamic industry. We support ambitious construction partners to build better, safer, stronger and faster, and help turn awe-inspiring architectural visions into reality. By combining our strengths, we are more agile and responsive to evolving customer needs. The world is changing. Whatever the future demands of our industry and the world around us, we are ready.