Ibstock Brick are celebrating after being recognised in four separate categories at the recent 2007 BDA Brick Awards.
The company scooped the awards] in the Best Private Housing and Volume Housing categories, and was short-listed in the Public Housing category. Plus, Ibstock’s export expertise was rewarded with the Best International Project award.
The Best Private Housing Award was for the use of Aldridge Smooth Red brick in the Quayside Lofts Development, in the dockside areas of Newcastle-on-Tyne. The architect was Conran and Partners for City Loft Developments and the brickwork contractor was Marshall Errock.
Miller Homes was the winner of The Best Volume Housing Award, for the Coach House Mews, Bicester with Ibstock’s Royston Cream and Ivanhoe Cream bricks, and architects BBLB. The judges particularly commended the Miller developments for “a consistent approach to the use of materials, and an appreciation that the space surrounding the buildings is as important as the buildings themselves”.
Overseas, it was the Sports Centre at Het Marnix, in the heart of Amsterdam which took the top spot on the night, using Ibstock’s Parkhouse Artbury Red Multi Stock bricks.
The Brick Awards are one of the longest established and most widely respected design awards in the UK, say Ibstock. And, say the Brick Development Association (BDA), the Awards recognise excellence in design and construction using brick.