10 Brindley Place, Birmingham, is an architectural feat of beauty with its varying forms of textures and bond patterns in the brickwork, formed together with Ibstock Brick's Leicester Grey Stock, Atlas Dark Grey and Blue Glazed.
It is also a testament the greatness of retrofitting our existing buildings for improved performance.
The exceptional £40m back-to-the-frame retrofit transformation of 10 Brindley Place – Birmingham’s largest office refurbishment scheme, achieved an EPC A rating exceeding Government requirements for 2030 with 65% annual operational energy saving. The design drew on thermal insulation, air tightness, glazing ratios, and glass specifications to reduce heating and cooling demands, thereby saving energy, operational costs, and carbon. The specification of Ibstock Futures’s and Ash & Lacy's MechSlip provided a completely new energy efficient external façade system clad in a brick slip, which is a major contributor to the elevated EPC A rating.
Every year in the UK, 50,000 buildings are demolished. And of the 200,000 tonnes of waste that are produced each year as a nation, nearly two-thirds is construction waste, according to the Architects’ Journal’s RetroFirst campaign.
Ibstock Futures provides low carbon, external façade systems as a solution to #architects and specifiers in mid to high rise retrofit that provides: