Large Developer


Barratt London's two projects comprised Blackfriars Circus and Waterside Park. Both developments were designed by Maccreanor Lavington with Eastlon Brickwork acting as the brickwork contractor on both projects. The bricks used in Blackfriars Circus include, Facade Beek, Water Struck Garda, Water Struck Sevan/St Joris, Brown Glazed, White Blend Colour and Green Glazed by Ibstock. The bricks used in Waterside Park were Platinum White by Wienerberger.

Blackfriars Circus is exceptional. The massing cleverly responds to its setting and seems to fit well into the scale of the street. Two large apartment blocks facing Blackfriars Road are stately and beautifully detailed, with winter gardens, which are a clever way to address amenity space on a busy road. The development demonstrates sound urban planning. The brickwork is the best part of the scheme with glazed brick lining the street and characterful specials above doorways and windows.

Waterside Park is a good quality development with consideration of scaling to prevent overshadowing. The layout of the apartments facing the park are well considered and have full width balconies that take advantage of the full aspect. The brickwork, which includes deep window reveals, brick parapet, considered details such as hit and miss brick and banding of glazed brick elements all meets the expectations of the ‘new London vernacular’.

This year the Large House Builder Award is sponsored by Catnic.

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