York House wins for best innovative use of brick

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We're thrilled to announce that York House just won the Innovation category at the 2021 Brick Awards!

“An innovative use of brick executed perfectly, a great example of refurbishment and extension to a 1980 building which could have been otherwise demolished.”

A great concept which creates a fantastic effect, the potential of the site is fulfilled creating an inviting entrance to the building and a much-improved streetscape. A hand laid self-supporting long format brick lattice structure which blends beautifully with the existing building, which has been built to the maximum height possible for this technique. The new extension to the 1980 office building is extremely successful, the use of the same colour brick and the introduction of the perforated brick effect panels within the existing building itself cement the new extension to its host, blending it beautifully. It has transformed what looked like an average office block to something architecturally beautiful and interesting.

The Brick Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment. Each year the awards attract the entry of exemplary projects from the industry’s leading architects, housebuilders, developers and contractors, across 17 categories.

See all the winning projects here