St Bride’s Church, in East Kilbride, near Glasgow, is heralded as one of the finest examples of the post-war British modern Brutalist style and has won a series of major architectural awards.
Designed by the celebrated architect Professor Andy MacMillan, it is entirely made of bricks.
So when it came to restoring St Bride’s, they called in the award-winning York Handmade Brick Company. It supplied 12,000 specially-made bricks for the project.
Paul Stallan of Stallan-Brand, the architects in charge of the restoration, explained:
The church is built entirely of brickwork. Its structure, construction, landscape and interior are the same. Finding a brick specification and type that matched the integrity of the existing material was no easy task.
Thankfully the York Handmade Brick Company assisted us in this respect, helping us source a brick that was an exact match in every regard, a brick that was resilient in a Victorian industrial sense and had a colouration and density that ensured repairs to the building were seamless.
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