St Michael and All Angels Church
Stunning extension to gothic victorian church
Front extension designed by Adrian James Architects (2018)
Adrian James architects came to All Brick & Stone with a brief to provide advice and specialist knowledge for a specific brick specification to create a sympathetic extension to this Victorian Gothic church. The addition was to provide an entrance lobby and new threshold into this “glorious, if eccentric” building.
In terms of the brick specification, the architects desired “a handmade brick with a high degree of precision and light variation in texture and colour.” The intention was to complement the mixed hues of the existing stone, brickwork and roof tiles into a single bespoke blend.
A variety of brick options were considered before the creation of a number of test panels onsite for the client. Brickwork was to be laid in Flemish bond, therefore careful consideration as to the overall visual effect as well as mortar choice was vital.
This project was submitted and shortlisted for the Brick Development Association awards in 2018. Take a look https://brick.org.uk/bulletin/?s=st-michael-all-angels
Photos by David Fisher