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The Department Store Studios

Designed by architecture firm Squire & Partners as an extension to their own existing office space, The Department Store Studios is a modern co-working building which features a blend of red toned bricks supplied by Taylor Maxwell and installed by subcontractors Lyons and Annoot.  

The £7.9m project's design focused on a contemporary reimagination of the existing Edwardian architecture on Bellefield Road where the building is located. By utilising a blend of three red bricks, including snap headers, alongside white mortar and stone lintels, the architects have created a striking and stand out build within the local vernacular. 

By frequently alternating snap headers, a unique visual aesthetic was achieved. The snap headers also provided an essential design element of stability, which meant that the building did not require a cavity and could instead rely on a more traditional construction approach. 

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Since completion, the project has won in the Commercial and Sustainability categories at the 2022 Brick Development Association (BDA) Brick Awards, as well as being shortlisted for a London Regional Award at the 2024 RIBA Awards

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For over 60 years, Taylor Maxwell have been providing timber and external facade products to the construction industry, working with architects, contractors, merchants and manufacturers. We have a national coverage of sales offices and product showrooms.

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