The Stellar Architectural Project - Brick Award 2016 Winner\

We are delighted that Peabody, St. John's Hill known as Burridge Gardens won the Best Large Housing Development Award at this year's Brick Awards 2016.

The judges were particularly impressed by the ‘thoughtful touches to the project, and the hard work of the architects to add interest through brick and its many variations of colour and detailing’. Communal spaces are generous and the glazedbrick tunnel ‘creates a means of wayfinding for residents’.

The building has special significance as Peabody worked in partnership with local artist, Rodney Harris, who produced four brick reliefs that have been incorporated into the buildings’ facades. They are inspired by the estate’s history and include clothing from WWII, garden tools and a sink, which hark back to the communal washing facilities of the original estate. Additionally, in the maisonettes, the bricks are pushed back to form an intricate, aesthetic pattern.

“This ‘stellar’ architectural project has attracted attention through its diverse building design, and the use of several types of brick.”

Brick Awards 2016 Judge

“[...] the attention to detail in this project is exceptional. The nod to the site’s heritage is wonderful in keeping the past alive through modern architecture.”

Brick Awards 2016 Judge

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