Dalston Works, a ten-storey 121 unit development at Hackney, East London, has used more engineered timber by volume than any other project. And it's faced in brick, highlighting the versatility of a beautiful brick skin no matter what type of primary construction method is employed.
The building's intricate brickwork was specified by Waugh Thistleton Architects to harmonise with the surrounding Victorian housing and warehouse streetscape. The tones were inspired by artist Mark Rothko's rectangular fields of colour and light. We worked closely with the architects and contractor Regal Homes in the selection and supply of the two brick types - Petersen D43 and D49.
With High Speed 1 and Crossrail passing beneath the site, the choice of lightweight CLT construction enabled smaller foundations and an extra 2 storeys of accommodation to the building. The high density scheme is also among the tallest structures using CLT.