FMDC were appointed by Project Managers Blackburn & Co, from early design RIBA Stage 2, through to completion on site, in a CMT capacity.
A key design feature was the incorporation of glazed brick in a checker-board pattern, to Wells Mews which bounces light into floorplates and around the drum. Hand-set traditionally constructed stone arches were incorporated at low-level into the main Berners Street elevation.
The faience portion of the cladding was 100% dry laid in Darwen’s terracotta factory. The scheme also included an element of ‘cut and carve’ scope, with the addition of an additional floor of brick façade to the Wells Street elevation.
Photographs Alan Williams Photography