Newport Street Gallery named RIBA’s best new building

  • 21 Dec 2016

The 2016 RIBA Stirling Prize for the UK’s best new building has been awarded to the Newport Street Gallery in Vauxhall, South London, designed by architects Caruso St John.

The project involved the conversion of three listed buildings, situated on Newport Street’s eastern side opposite elevated railway arches, that were purpose-built in 1913 for the Victorian theatre industry in the West End.

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As part of the renovation works, new semi-industrial façades were produced with two distinct bespoke blends of brick, created by Northcot Brick to resemble the typical style of brick used on listed buildings.

The hard pale Newport Light blend (181,000 bricks) and Newport Dark blend (17,000 bricks) were laid in a mixture of header and stretcher bonds, as well as 6,000 bespoke handmade and machine manufactured special shapes, created to the architect’s specifications.

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Michael Brown Managing Director Northcot Brick said:  “Our traditional manufacturing techniques, combined with versatile brick matching capabilities, enabled us to create bespoke blends and specials with the detailing required to meet the architect’s subtle design brief.

It has been a privilege to work with Caruso St John and to be associated with this exceptional project, which is becoming recognised as a clever juxtaposition of old and new architecture. We are delighted that good brickwork continues to offer architects endless possibilities in creative design.”

Northcot Brick,
Station Road,
Blockley Nr.,
Moreton-in-Marsh,
Gloucestershire,
GL59 9LH,
United Kingdom

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