A stunning new London office building has been clad in high calibre Petersen bricks supplied by European Building Materials. Number 3 Valentine Place off Blackfriars Road comprises warehouse style offices over 8 floors, with fine views over the capital from the upper floors.
Designed by Stiff + Trevillion and Broadway Malyan, EBM worked closely with the architects in the brick specification and detailing.
The D46 red and D97 grey Petersen facing bricks are water struck and coal fired, a process which adds vibrant light and dark shades. Both client and architect were keen to use the distinctive Danish bricks and the selected shades are sympathetic to the local conservation area.
Extensive use was made of specials, and brick-faced precast elements for the returns and projecting elements of the elevations. Costs were reduced by meticulous detailing to resolve design issues while maintaining the aesthetic of the original design.