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Forterra shortlisted for five BDA awards

We are thrilled to share we have been shortlisted for five of the fifteen 2023 Brick Development Association Awards.

Forterra has been recognised for its contribution in a wide range of projects resulting in being shortlisted in the Medium Housing Development, Urban Regeneration, Commercial, Education, and Sustainability categories.

Seren, Swansea | Student Accommodation | Forterra Carsington Cream

The range of projects varies from new homes at The Tannery in Wiltshire which used Bamford Blend red clay brick to blend with the industrial and village aesthetic, to the modern student accommodation of Seren in Swansea which is clad in Forterra’s Carsington Cream, a hand-made, low water absorbency brick.

The Tannery, Wiltshire | New homes | Forterra Bamford Blend

The other projects nominated are The Hoxton, Shepherd’s Bush, the latest in The Hoxton’s series of open-house hotels which uses a blend of three red brick types to add richness to the façades, the Yoko Ono Lennon Centre at the University of Liverpool which also uses red brick in alignment with The University of Liverpool’s original “red brick University” status, and Red Kite View in Leeds, part of a new generation of hospitals in the UK that will be able to operate to net zero carbon by being a fully electric building.

The variety of uses proves the versatility of clay brick as a building material, enabling old and new, industrial and domestic to seamlessly blend and enhance our built environment.

Yoko Ono Lennon Centre, University of Liverpool | Farmstead Antique

Caroline Wildman, Marketing Director at Forterra, said: “It’s fantastic to have so many of the fascinating projects we’ve been involved in highlighted by the BDA. As a leading British manufacturer of building products, we are proud to be involved in such a high calibre of buildings.”

The awards are set to be announced at an event at the Royal Lancaster Hotel on 8th November 2023, hosted by popular TV personality and architect George Clarke.