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Norton Folgate

Sponsored by
Northcot Brick
2024 04 22 193 Edit


Location: London

Brick Manufacturers: Michelmersh Brick Holdings PLC / Ibstock PLC / UK Other

Brick Names: FL Danehill Yellow, FL Lindfield Yellow Multis, Floren Gothiek / Staffordshire Blue / UK Other

Architects: Allford Hall Monaghan Morris with Stanton Willimas, Morris + Company, DSDHA and East

Brickwork Contractors: Paye Stonework & Restoration Limited / Thorpe Precast / Lyons & Annoot

About the project

The design and plans for Blossom Street were coordinated by AHMM, who worked with three additional architectural practices (Stanton Williams, Morris & Co and DSDHA) to help create a variety of architectural styles. A specialist landscape architect practice worked closely with the design team to ensure that the public realm was enhanced for the existing and prospective communities.

Blossom Street was formerly a collection of Georgian, Victorian and Edwardian warehouses and commercial premises in a state of disrepair. The project required the facades to be retained, refurbished and extended to create new buildings; providing new offices and retail space.

By creating sensitively designed buildings, bringing many vacant or underused buildings in the area back into useful economic use was at the heart of the scheme which provided commercial space for a range of business sizes, and new retail premises in keeping with the Spitalfields character.

The development has created:
28,000m2 of commercial space,
3,100m2 of retail space
1,400m2 of public realm

On Norton Folgate it was necessary to carefully dismantle the Georgian shopfront and reconstruct incorporating traditional stucco mouldings and tuck pointing to recreate and accurate facsimile of the original building using the original bricks.

Sponsored by Northcot Brick

Northcot Brick

Northcot Brick have been quarrying clay and making bricks for nearly 100 years. The richly-coloured bricks are made by Master Brickmakers who between them have hundreds of years of experience in the highly skilled art of brick-making. The bricks they make are used in all types of building projects all over the country.