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The Department Store

Sponsored by
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Location: 19 Bellefields Road, London

Brick Manufacturer: Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC, Ibstock Brick

Brick Name: Ravenhead Tradesman Common Architect: Squire & Partners

Brickwork Contractor: Lyons & Anoot

About the project

“This building is subtly beautiful, complementing the local area perfectly and future proofed through its mixed use and flexible design.”

Created as a natural addition to The Department Store, The Studios is a highly sustainable development that supports local businesses by offering a Residency scheme for young entrepreneurs and a programme of events curated to share skills,
inspire creativity and expand local networks. The building replaces a series of derelict annex structures from the 1970s, taking inspiration from the robust Edwardian aesthetic of The Department Store with patterned brickwork and contemporary
faceted bay windows. A setback fourth floor creates generous external terraces, and is planted with a green roof to enhance biodiversity.

Sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC

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As Britain’s Brick Specialists, Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC unites the best in clay traditions. The Group represents seven of the most recognised premium brands across the UK and Europe: Blockleys, Carlton, Charnwood,, Freshfield Lane, Hathern Terra Cotta and Michelmersh, producing over 125 million handmade and machine-made clay bricks and pavers annually. Using modernised production methods that emphasise sustainable building solutions and adhere to the most stringent production requirements, Michelmersh guarantees high quality product standards with a low ecological footprint.

Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC