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Brick Works 2022, Manchester

Brick Works 2022 Manchester

After a successful return in London the Brick Works series made its way back a to Manchester on June 29th!

Brick Works Manchester took place at the The International Anthony BurgessFoundation a unique brick venue within Manchesters oldest mill. The evening provided a opportunity to discuss three fantastic projects from Manchester based Achitects.


Exchange Square - stephenson hamilton risley STUDIO

- Keith Hamilton & Rachel Carter-Jones -

The project comprises of 603 residential apartments, combined with retail use, car park, public realm, and associated landscaping, formed over three buildings (Blocks 1, 2 and 3) united on a plinth. Despite the disparate architectural styles within the neighbourhood, a uniting theme is the use of brickwork. The project set out to adopt this prevalent building material to help unite the design within the existing context. The project used over 1 million bricks in construction, with the tallest of the three towers standing at 77m.

Kirkholt Health Centre - Triangle Architects

- Alison J Duxbury -

Kirkholt Health Centre in Rochdale was completed in May 2020 to provide local GP services to the local community. Designed by Triangle Architects, the building forms part of a wider regeneration masterplan in the area alongside the recently completed Strand Community Hub, and a 52 unit residential development which commenced construction in early 2021. The building is located on what was previously vacant land surrounded by roads and footpaths. Given the isolated nature of the site, numerous brick features were incorporated into all four elevations of the building and achieved through a range of Michelmersh bricks.

Burlington House - SimpsonHaugh

- James Hind -

Burlington House is an 11 storey residential development on Tariff Street is a pivotal site within the Piccadilly Basin masterplan, transforming derelict buildings and post-industrial land into a vibrant and successful part of Manchester’s city centre. The site is situated within the vicinity of a number of significant heritage assets, including the adjacent Grade II* listed Jacksons Warehouse.