The Brick Awards celebrate the achievements of the building profession and brickmakers alike in creating brick buildings that stand out from the crowd. Be it for innovative design, exceptional craftsmanship, or the exploitation of brickwork's structural possibilities, the awards continue to demonstrate the contribution to the built environment of this ever-versatile material.
Shortlisted candidates were guests of the industry at a celebration dinner on 14 November to hear the decisions of the distinguished judging panel.
BDA BUILDING OF THE YEAR Newington Green Housing Development, London N16 Client: Peabody Trust Architect: Rivington Street Studio Contractor: Walter Llewellyn & Sons Bricks: Baggeridge, Mellowed Red Sovereign Stock 'A very convincing building which with its strong form and straightforward detailing makes a major and very positive contribution to this area of London.'
BEST PUBLIC HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Newington Green Housing Development, London N16 (see Building of the Year, above)
CATEGORY WINNERS BEST PRIVATE HOUSING DEVELOPMENT Hermitage Wharf, London E2 Client: Berkeley Homes (City & East London) Architect: A&Q Partnership Contractor: Berkeley Homes (City & East London) Bricks: Ambion, Wealden London Multi Stock
BEST STRUCTURAL USE OF BRICK Gillingham Northern Relief Road, Kent Client: Medway Council Engineer: Kent County Council Contractor: Christiani & Nielsen and May Gurney Joint Venture Bricks: Baggeridge, Rudgwick Dark Yellow and Red Multi Stocks
BEST LANDSCAPE AWARD The Oracle Shopping Centre, Reading, Berkshire Client: Hammerson Designer: Haskall & Co Architect Contractors: Bovis (north bank), Norwest Holst (south bank) Bricks: Baggeridge, Red, Blue and Brindled Pavers
BEST COMMERCIAL BUILDING 1 Plough Place, London EC4 Client: Helical Bar Architect: Hamilton Associates Contractor: Mowlem Bricks: Coleford, Cotswold Buff
BEST PUBLIC BUILDING Lakeside Residences, Birmingham Client: Aston University Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Contractor: John Laing Bricks: Hanson, Rossini Wirecut Smooth
BEST REFURBISHMENT AWARD Cruciform Project, London WC1 Client: University College London Architect: HLM Architects Contactor: Jarvis Construction (UK) Bricks: Ibstock, Lodge Lane Smooth Red
BEST EXPORT AWARD Kosei Shoken Head Office, Tokyo Client: Kosei Shoken Architects: Yuzo Nagata, Shunji Kitano Bricks: Ibstock, Bradgate Harvest Antique
BEST CRAFTSMANSHIP AWARD Cloistered garden, Sussex Designer and bricklayer: Nick Evans Bricks: Ibstock, Restoration Red, Chailey Stock