Perhaps the greatest accolade to Storey’s Field Centre is the fact that it has, in a very short space of time, been adopted as the heart of the community. Fulfilling the brief, the finished article is far more than the sum of its parts and represents a valuable amenity for local residents, who will certainly take pleasure from the use of this high-quality community space.
From an architectural perspective, the building works on many different levels. It has a simple concept that gives due regard to the combination of internal and external spaces, supported by a confident selection of materials and their meticulous detailing.
The conjunction of a communal building and a nursery has been dealt with skilfully and the building as a whole makes good use of its position. The brick is very attractive; the colour, tone and texture adding interest and character to the new urban realm. This project was designed and executed to an exceptional standard.
Brick: Con Mosso by Wienerberger
Brickwork Contractor: Anglian Brickwork Ltd
This year the Outdoor Space category is sponsored by Northcot Brick.
Northcot Brick is the home of master brickmaking. With a wealth of experience, stretching back nearly a century, Northcot combines traditional bench mould techniques with innovation and service to manufacture a huge range of handmade, wirecut, reclaim and special blends.
Known for its specialist brick-matching and bespoking skills, Northcot is committed to producing high quality, characterful brickwork that offers architects wider possibilities in creative design.
Twice winner of the BDA ‘Supreme Award’ for the Newport Street Gallery, and Manchester’s Whitworth, Northcot is the major brick supplier to Battersea Power Station.