Urban Regeneration


Dujardin Mews (Enfield) was designed in partnership between Karakusevic Carson Architects and Maccreanor Lavington. City Brickwork acted as the brickwork contractor using Freshfield Lane bricks by Michelmersh.

The project demonstrates how forward thinking Local Authorities can provide existing communities with much needed council housing in the local area, as part of a regeneration programme within a ‘low value' part of London, rather than displacing them further afield. It is an example how simple legible streets can be created using houses and flats, to transform people’s lives with high quality places. The project also demonstrates how two architects can work together to overcome planning and site constraints to create a harmonious and consistent new piece of city. The project has been described as that which ‘council housing can and should be’.

Timekeepers Square (Manchester) was designed by Buttress. John Turner Construction acted as brickwork contractor using Forum Smoked Branco bricks by Wienerberger.

A most attractive development. The houses of Timekeepers Square have a distinctive high quality appearance complemented by public pedestrian walkways that are also very refined with formal planting, handsome paving, public sculpture and retained, mature trees. The site has been well integrated into the local street pattern and existing access, respecting existing buildings, maintaining and enhancing important views. The uncompromisingly modern design draws on the proportion and massing characteristics of local Georgian terraced houses. High quality design and material is evident throughout and the choice of brick effective regarding colour and texture in particular. Consistently good workmanship throughout has resulted in a very attractive development that appears to be appreciated by residents and surrounding community.

This year the Urban Regeneration Award is sponsored by Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc.

Michelmersh Brick Holdings plc is the largest British owned producer of bricks, clay pavers and tiles. Our trusted brands each enjoy a rich heritage, they’re names behind some of the most prestigious built environments in the UK. MBH PLC leads the way in high quality stock bricks, handmades, wirecuts, tiles, specials and terra cotta.