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Wienerberger bricks create impressive façades in Cambridge development

  • 18 Feb 2019

Facing bricks from Wienerberger were used to create beautiful façades on the award-winning Storey’s Field Community Centre and Nursery project in Cambridge’s new Eddington development.

A joint venture by the University of Cambridge and Cambridge City Council, Storey’s Field provides Eddington residents with an important multi-use space, walled garden and a 100-place nursery.

The £8.3 million project was informed by months of consultancy with the local community.

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Designed by McInnes Usher McKnight Architects (MUMA), the municipal hub features Wienerberger’s Con Mosso facing bricks and special bricks, supplied by Taylor Maxwell.

This cream, soft mud, creased multi brick has a soft and textured appearance, making it ideal for both external and internal façades.

Using facing bricks as a building material gave the architects the freedom to create individual façades, courtesy of playing with laying patterns, detailing and eye-catching features, such as porthole and geometric shaped windows.

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The beautiful variegated colouring of this brick further enhanced the tactile effects created by the various laying patterns installed around the building by contractors Anglian Brickwork.

The Eddington community now benefits from an architecturally impressive, versatile and practical space that can host weddings, memorial services, music concerts, art exhibitions, film screenings, parties, meetings, exercise classes and more.

The local children also enjoy a private and secure nursery space where they can play and explore.

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With its incredible architecture and innovative design, it is no surprise that this project has been widely celebrated and won several prestigious awards from RIBA and the Brick Development Association, amongst others.

The project is also set to achieve BREEAM Excellent and Outstanding ratings for its sustainability performance.

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