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Brentwood School wins Brick Award

November 2016

Brentwood School Learning Resource Centre has won a 2016 Brick Award for Best Education Building. The Brick Awards are organised by the Brick Development Association and recognise the very best use of the material in new buildings.

The judges citation for Brentwood School said:

‘Brick was instrumental in the construction of the school’s Learning Resource Centre which as an educational environment was subject to a myriad of practical considerations.

‘As an extension to the existing library, the subtle relief patterning of a heritage red blend brick provides an understated aesthetic, which gives a distinct character without detracting from the overall flow between buildings. This was articulated by one judge as ‘blending in easily while simultaneously bringing its own unique contribution’.

‘As well as providing an essential learning space fit for expanding young minds, brick has also been used to refocus the school’s sense of communal centre, through the tasteful use of brick archways and a new brick arcade. The quality of execution in these examples led to the judge’s summary: ‘exemplary brickwork’.’

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