SSEES building receives brickwork award
30 June 2008
UCL has received a commendation from the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers for the excellence of the brickwork used in the construction of new premises for the UCL School of Slavonic & Eastern European Studies on Taviton Street.
The SSEES building was designed by Short & Associates, and constructed in 2004-05 with Turner & Townsend as project managers. It uses load-bearing brick and heavy masonry - a relatively rare but environmentally friendly building technique - which, along with the use of natural light wherever possible, gives the building its unique character.
The Right Honourable the Lord Mayor Alderman David Lewis (Lord Mayor of London) presented the commendation, which is made triennially to recognise quality, skill and craftsmanship in this area of brickwork. Alongside UCL, the architects Short Associates, the brickwork contractor D B Ryder & Co, and the foremen bricklayers, Bill Nicholson and Nick Homan, were also commended.
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