Apartment development in Birmingham specifies Marshalls facing bricks

Apartment development in Birmingham specifies Marshalls facing bricks

Located on a former boat yard site adjacent to the Old Birmingham Canal, Ultima at Sherborne Wharf is a collection of 87 one- and two-bedroom apartments in Birmingham city centre.

Developed and built by Crest Nicholson, the 10-storey new build was originally specified and approved at the planning stage as clay brick, but looking to meet budgetary and availability requirements the design team approached Marshalls Bricks & Masonry to seek an alternative solution.

Two facing brick options from the Marshalls Sandstock range were selected. The range has the appearance of a waterstruck stock brick but with the benefit of dimensional accuracy to ease construction. The preferred options were the Hampton Stock and Waddon Stock, which were submitted to planning and approved.

Requiring a quick turnaround, from initial contact to delivery, a total of 341,000 concrete bricks were delivered within two months by Marshalls.

Commenting on Marshalls involvement, Julian Lee, Technical Director, Crest Nicholson said: “We initially decided to go with facing bricks from the Marshalls Bricks & Masonry range as they enabled us to come within budget while still allowing us to get the colour we wanted for the site. After working with the concrete bricks, we found they worked really well with the added benefit of the sustainability access that comes with them.”

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