Belgian brick and pavers manufacturer, Vandersanden Group, has supplied the facing bricks used to construct phase one of London’s Hallsville Quarter in East London. For the initial phase of this significant project, 420,000 Drayton cream, crease textured, unicoloured soft yellow bricks were used for the external walls of the development.
Hallsville Quarter is a key part of Newham Council’s £3.7 billion Canning Town and Custom House Regeneration Programme. Set to be completed over five phases, Hallsville Quarter is one of London’s largest regeneration schemes including 1,100 mixed tenure housing units and more than 323,000 sq ft of leisure and retail space. The initial phase, which is now finished, included the creation of 179 residential units and a Morrisons supermarket.
Marco Solberg, Vandersanden Export Area Manager commented:
“This is a major and prestigious job and we are proud to be a part of it. The design and build nature of the construction meant that we had to devise a solution for the walls that suited every purpose in a number of different locations, and the Drayton Cream bricks were the ideal choice. We also had the added advantage of being able to supply the bricks immediately via our exclusive UK distributor, Hoskins Brick. We know many UK brick manufacturers have been struggling to fulfil orders whereas we have stock available. With 2 production sites in Belgium and 2 in the Netherlands, Vandersanden has become one of the largest brick-producing businesses in Europe and we have the ability to upscale production as needed.”
The development is being built by Bouygues UK in partnership with One Housing Group, Mountain Capital and Morrisons.
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