Special brick blend for Jehovah’s Witnesses campus

A vast new headquarters campus for Jehovah’s Witnesses has made extensive use of an attractive brick blend specially developed by European Building Materials using a trio of Dutch facing bricks.

The 82-acre Temple Farm campus on the outskirts of Chelmsford houses the charity managing the multi-lingual production and distribution of print, audio and video facilities for Jehovah’s Witnesses.  The campus comprises production, office and residential buildings on a former derelict site previously occupied by car breakers.

Set in pleasant landscaped grounds, over 550 modest residential units in 5-storey blocks accommodate residents and visitors. Elevations are clad in the 3-brick Temple Blend created by EBM using machine-made stock bricks from Dutch brick manufacturer Beek.   The finely textured facing bricks were selected in 3 elegant shades of grey, laid in Flemish bond with subtle projecting brick details adding further interest to the brickwork.

The new campus complements its rural surroundings and incorporates a range of sustainable design measures. Much of the construction was carried out by skilled volunteers from the Jehovah’s Witnesses community.

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