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This award winning project features conservation grade brickwork as well as stonework features and more than 80 brick arches for which Bulmer Brick Cutting produced 28 of the more complicated arches.

 

Best Craftsmanship Award 2015 - Brick Development Association

This 2015 award is in addition to one for an earlier phase of Eton College development, the Bekyton Field Project, that won a similar award with the same team in 2014. This project is part of the largest new development at Eton College since it was founded. The buildings for which this award was received are the Jafar Gallery and Jafar Hall. These comprise student housing, a space for the permanent Egyptian Exhibition and an Oratory forum. The brickwork was undertaken by Lee Marley Brickwork with Bulmer Brick Cutting manufacturing the arch sections.

The craftsmanship was judged to be both hugely demanding and outstanding, and was cited to mirror anything achieved in previous generations. The team were told they had every reason to be extremely proud of their degree of craftsmanship.

This double arch was the first to be commissioned.  It comprises an inner segmental concave arch, with an outer flat segmental arch incorporating a concave soffit.  Each pre-fabricated voussoir unit was formed from bespoke bricks of large dimension and accurate curved faces, cut to a very high tolerance to match the curves in two directions. The voussoir units were bonded into stainless steel backing trays and pre-pointed in lime mortar. The steel trays were then back filled with concrete before delivery to site for installation on the purpose made laser profiled formers.

Structural Arch Projects

Granary Wharf Chelsea

This prestigious development in Lots Road, Chelsea features structural segmental brick arch lintels supplied with calculations to meet building control regulations.

Bekynton Field, Eton College

Bekynton Field is the largest new development at Eton College since it was founded.

The £19 million development includes 40 new classrooms for modern languages, economics and politics, as well as a lecture theatre and exhibition space.

It features conservation-grade brickwork as well as stonework features and more than 80 brick arches.

St Pancras Renaissance Hotel

After a  decade-long transformation the Midland Grand hotel, the Victorian palace attached to St Pancras station, was returned it to its original luxury in 2011.

Kew Gardens Library and Herbarium

structural steel brick lintelsThe Library is an impressive timber and brick clad facade around a precast concrete frame. Bulmer Brick Cutting were asked to design and supply the massive 12m hidden steel lintels to the large glass entrance and windows.

Kings Cross Station

The 1852 Grade 1 listed station has been completely refurbished and massively expanded whilst the station remained open for business. Bulmer Brick Cutting designed & supplied large span brick arch lintels with hidden structural support that could be man handled into position without crane access.

Jafar Hall, Eton College

This award winning project features conservation grade brickwork as well as stonework features and more than 80 brick arches for which Bulmer Brick Cutting produced 28 of the more complicated arches.

St Pancras Station

brick archesWest Elevation arches were set out & hand cut at Bulmer's workshops. The project won 4 titles and high praise from Judges at the 2006 Brick Awards. The Renaissance Hotel was completed in 2010 in similar style and quality.