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Radley College Chapel Extension

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Location: Abingdon, Oxfordshire

Brick Manufacturer: Northcot Brick

Brick Name: Radley Chapel Handmade

Architect: Purcell Architecture Limited

Brickwork Contractor: O.G. Stonemasonry Contractors Limited

About the project

“The overall use of brickwork and well considered, complementary materials work fully within a historic context, yet the building is still very much 21st century, vibrant and exciting”

The architectural detailing of the extension entailed intricate geometry of the brick and stonework facades. Northcot Brick worked closely with the specialist subcontractor O.G. Stonemasonry to create three bespoke brick blends in imperial sizes that matched the colour and texture of the existing Chapel, both internally and externally.

The design team decided to compliment the original chapel with a highly detailed design consisting of multiple brick specials moulded to intricate detail. The main east window had to be propped to form the opening into the new Sanctuary. Likewise, the new apse openings were propped, and steel supports installed.

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