Bold brickwork

A stunning building featuring dramatic recycled brickwork designed by Bond Bryan Architects has been shortlisted for the prestigious Brick Awards.

The annual Brick Awards, one of the industry’s most well-respected events, celebrates and recognises achievements and excellence of architects, developers, manufacturers and brickwork contractors in design and construction.

Bond Bryan’s design of Sheffield Hallam University’s Charles Street building was shortlisted in the Education Building Award category. The building features extensive brickwork and was commended for its approach to the design of the building as well as the brickwork detailing, which reflects the historical significance of the Grade II-listed Butcher Works building.

Every brick in the university building was provided and made bespoke by Forterra in the Wilnecote factory, based in Staffordshire, before being installed by Marlborough Brickwork Contractors.

The experts were tasked with creating a pattern of projecting headers, with single and double cant brickwork, to both create depth and also address scale and massing. A listed building situated within Sheffield’s Cultural Industry Quarter (CIQ), it was essential the building had a strong relationship with the area and the ingenious brick design enables this.

You can see more of the building here, or see more of the Brick Awards here.

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