National Trust New Central Offices, Swindon
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley
Brickwork: Glenn Sims Contractors
Brickmaker: Ibstock Brick
With clear references to nearby 19th-century engine sheds, this building expresses a strong industrial geometry that the judges found appealing. They also liked the concept of a faceted “curtain” of blue engineering brick forming the outer skin, with protruding vertical stack-bonded brick fins to provide solar shading.
Brick Awards 2005
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Best Commercial Building