The judges admired the intricacies of the detailing, the design and colours

Chorley town centre, Lancashire

Chorley town centre, Lancashire
Chorley town centre, Lancashire

Chorley town centre
Chorley town centre

Design Ian Randall/Chorley Borough Council
Pavers Blockleys Brick
Paving contractor Stone3

Completed in 2002, this major town centre refurbishment scheme used more than 2000 m2 of Blockleys 65 mm clay pavers. A variety of colours were used to create an intricate design depicting the pattern of the local river and the town’s links with the textile industry. The paver patterns were made off-site by using the cut-and-stick method and installed to create an attractive, durable finish.

The judges admired the intricacies of the detailing and the appliance of design and colour to enliven a rather ordinary town centre. And although town centre redevelopment schemes such as this are nothing new, creating circular cog patterns complete with teeth as convincingly and as professionally as this is no mean feat. The scheme perfectly demonstrates clay paving’s potential for enhancing town centres.


Walled Garden at Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire

Architect Piet Oudolf
Bricks York Handmade
Brickwork contractor Hague Building Contractors

John Hanson Community School, Andover, Hampshire

Architect Hampshire County Council
Pavers Marshalls
Brickwork contractor Hope & Clay

River Calder flood alleviation scheme, Wakefield

Designer Abigail Downer, Scapespace
Bricks Ibstock
Brickwork contractor Edmund Nuttall

Weavers Wharf, Kidderminster

Architect Lyons Sleeman & Hoare
Bricks Baggeridge
Brickwork contractor LP Mason