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Bricks made the traditional way

Upper Market | Fakenham Norfolk NR21

Architecture, heritage and masterplanning specialists Purcell were commissioned to design a replacement structure following a devastating fire to a group of listed buildings in the centre of Fakenham.

The new build elements consist of two separate properties, which needed to be sensitively aligned with the historic fabric of the adjacent Grade II listed buildings, requiring a very sympathetic approach.

The new buildings were constructed with imperial-sized Soft Red handmade bricks, laid in a traditional Flemish bond. These bricks offered the most pertinent choice for the project’s location within a historic conservation area.

Georgian-style brick arches, stone quoins and a feature pediment on top of the central bay complete the design.

The project received a Commended award at the 2018 Graham Allen Awards for the high quality and sensitivity of the design and finishes.





Photo credits: Purcell

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