Alma Court Shortlisted for Brick Awards 2021
August 3, 2021
We are extremely excited to announce that our Alma Court project for Thurrock Council has been shortlisted for the Brick Awards Medium Housing Development category.
The Brick Awards celebrate the best examples of clay brick in our built environment. Each year the awards attract the entry of exemplary projects from the industry’s leading architects, housebuilders, developers and contractors, across 17 hotly-contested categories. It differs from many other awards schemes, in that it is free to enter, and benefits from an exceptionally well-credentialed judging panel. As such, it has a reputation as one of the industry’s most respected and well-attended events. We are incredibly honoured to be shortlisted for their 45th awards Ceremony this November.
The Medium Housing Development category welcomes new-build, private- and public-sector residential developments, sited in the UK, which comprise between 26 and 100 units. Projects must have been completed within the last three years, and substantially use BDA-member bricks.
Alma Court provides 29-affordable homes, as well as an 800-foot public playground. The homes are provided within a 4-storey residential block of 3-bedroom maisonettes and a 5-storey “tower” of 2 and 3-bedroom flats. The building is designed to create a neighbourhood of inter-generational families, activate the street frontage, and re-establish the building line to reconnect the adjoining neighbourhoods. A tough brief for sustainability is achieved with a fabric first approach to reduce energy consumption and maintenance costs as well large areas of Photovoltaic cells on the roof, MVHR and grey water recycling.
For details with regard to Alma Court, see our website project page
To see our shortlist announcement, visit Brick Awards webpage
Winners of these awards will be announced at an awards ceremony in London in November.