IG supports architects and designers to push back the boundaries of what is possible in masonry support and brick soffit detailing with our bespoke design service. We relish the opportunity to liaise with industry professionals on building projects, regardless of size. IG’s Brick Slip Lintels and Brick Slip Masonry Support can accommodate any variation in soffit and face depth. Our design team can offer solutions for any bond pattern required and design and produce a totally bespoke solution for any complex brickwork project.
IG Masonry Support was able to supply a range of its products within a tight revised timeframe on a new-build student accommodation development at National University of Ireland (NUI) constituent university in Galway.
Founded in 1845, NUI Galway is ranked among the top 1% of universities and has been inspiring students for 175 years. NUI Galway has earned international recognition as a research-led university with a commitment to top quality teaching, and has colleges spanning arts and social sciences, medicine, policy and engineering.
In order to ensure a stunning brick building design translated into a reality, IG Masonry Support was called upon to supply a range of its market-leading brick systems that hit the mark on brick detail.
Maynooth University is a fast-growing higher education institution offering world-class teaching and research. A constituent of the federal National University of Ireland, Maynooth University specialises in the Arts, Celtic Studies and Philosophy, Science and Engineering, and Social Sciences.
When a new state-of-the-art music building called for stunning brick features to complement its warm timber aesthetic, IG Masonry Support was able to create a solution to meet the client’s exacting brief.
King’s College School, Wimbledon is an independent day school which is one of the most academically successful educational institutions in the world. Designed by Hopkins Architects, overseen by contractor Interserve and brickwork by subcontractor Lee Marley Brickwork, the school’s new music building comprises sound-proofed practice rooms, large group rehearsal venues, specialist classrooms and a stunning concert hall which accommodates a 70-piece orchestra as well as a capacity for an audience of 200.
Built on a site that once housed a popular public house dating back to the 1800s, The Astley in the Northern Quarter of Manchester is a beautiful residential development offering 135 privately rented sector apartments. The architect wanted to incorporate a number of brick details to enhance the overall exterior aesthetic. IG Masonry Support provided a number of products to ensure the finished building met the aspiration.
The main contractor engaged IG Masonry Support and requested its teams to develop a range of brick slip products to achieve intricate brick detailing on the exterior of The Astley apartment block.
Medical practices are at the heart of communities across the world. IG Masonry Support was proud to play an important part in the stunning redevelopment of the Bridges Family Practice, formerly known as Bryson Street Surgery.
The family practice has been a staple of Protestant and Catholic communities for more than a century, and its new moniker is a reflection of the bridging of these two groups. Thanks to significant funding from Landmark East, The Northern Ireland Executive’s Social Investment Fund, this vital community asset has been transformed into a state-of-the-art-facility that will continue to serve its people for years to come.
When it came to providing a range of bespoke brick slip products to achieve intricate brick features throughout the façade on the buildings in the first phase of the Water Yards masterplan at Canada Water, IG Masonry Support was well-poised to deliver the goods.
Porters Edge, Canada Water is a mixed use, multi-phased dockside regeneration project in the London borough of Southwark, situated between London Bridge and Canary Wharf. The first phase of this ambitious masterplan included 234 apartments rising up 18 storeys, located in four residential cores surrounding a landscaped courtyard and a 100,000 sq. ft. Decathlon store with a basement car park.
IG Masonry Support was engaged to help create an impressive brickwork design for The Junction community hub in Dungannon, County Tyrone. This new development houses a variety of organisations that are committed to supporting the people of Dungannon and is proof of architecture’s ability to uplift and rejuvenate local communities.
Designed by architect Hall Black Douglas and built by contractor QMAC Construction, The Junction is a modern space that boasts sleek facilities for its tenants and prospective organisations wishing to use the centre as a venue.
Regent’s Park Regeneration is a £72m development which has seen the creation of 122 affordable new homes and community facilities in Camden, north-west London. The scheme, on behalf of Camden Council, followed the demolition of housing and businesses in the area to make way for the High Speed 2 rail link between London and the West Midlands. As a result, Lovell Homes London, in conjunction with architects Ingleton Wood, was selected to deliver the new homes across eight sites within the existing estate. The one-to-five-bedroom apartments are situated in an inner-city location with buildings ranging from three-to-eleven storeys in height.
The Dawson Street development involved the major refurbishment and remodelling of an existing office building in the heart of Dublin’s business district. The project saw significant structural modifications and aesthetic improvements, replacing the outer leaf brickwork for a distinct handmade Petersen brick. The carefully selected materials employed throughout the façade have refreshed the exterior of the building, effectively combining brick and glazed elements to reinvigorate the 1970’s building. Replacing the existing façade required a combination of IG’s B.O.S.S. and Brick Slip Lintels to achieve the deep brick soffit reveals above each opening.
When an east London development called for market leading, quality brick on soffit systems to achieve the architects’ desired visions, IG Masonry Support was more than capable of stepping up to the challenge. Fish Island Village, Hackney Wick is a 2.85-hectare mixed-use development which comprises 588 new dwellings, and hosts over 5500sqm of flexible and affordable commercial space. The development, a joint venture between the Peabody housing association and housebuilder Hill, will transform a once heavily industrial site into a community-focussed regeneration, with diversity and inclusivity at its heart. Haworth Tompkins was the lead designer on the scheme with Pitman Tozer and Lyndon Good designing individual blocks.
Savoy Circus in West London is situated within a conservation area, on the site of the old Savoy Theatre which had been vacant since the late ‘90s. The purpose-built accommodation is seven storeys high and features 306 studio apartments, plus communal spaces including a café, student lounge, arcade, and gym. The accommodation designed by architects HTA Design LLP was constructed using modular units combined with other modern methods of construction. These methods significantly reduced the disruption to the area and reduced the overall build time of the project. IG Masonry Support was approached by AON Contracts to develop a range of offsite brick slip soffit solutions to achieve the intricate brick detailing on the façade of the building.
The award winning contemporary residential and retail development Ram Quarter, is located on the site of the former Young’s Brewery in the heart of Wandsworth, one of south west London’s most desirable locations. Residents benefit from tranquil shared gardens, riverside walks along the River Wandle, shops, restaurants, a craft brewery and heritage centre. The transformation of the former brewery into an urban quarter required the architect to seamlessly integrate ten stylish new residential blocks with the refurbishment and conservation of 11 iconic Grade II listed buildings. These included the five storey Brewhouse and Tower, the former Brewer’s House and the Grade II Brewery Tap.
57 Broadwick Street, the former Jaeger Headquarters, is situated in the heart of Soho on the prominent corner of Broadwick Street and Marshall Street. Built in the 1960’s the original building has undergone an £11 million remodelling and extension, evolving into a mixed use development which includes retail, restaurant, office and residential accommodation. The location of this project in the vibrant Carnaby Street area, which has always been at the forefront of emerging trends and popular culture, truly inspired the design of this project. IG Masonry Support was tasked with designing and manufacturing straight and curved B.O.S.S. units and deep soffit panels to achieve a range of deep tiled soffits, slender brick piers and tile and brick banding on the façades of the building.
Standing in the grounds of Scotland’s most prestigious grain whiskey distillery is the new Hendrick’s Gin Palace and Distillery. A tall, black brick wall with a set of refurbished cathedral doors creates a visual and spatial separation between the custom designed complex and William Grant & Sons’ whiskey distillery. The £13 million distillery is formed around four key aspects. A Victorian inspired walled flower garden enclosing three glass houses, a central column of accommodation housing a bar, lab space and lecture theatre, three still houses and an external service yard with support facilities for the distillation process. Gothic architecture and the practical warehouses of the industrial revolution have truly inspired the design of this project.
106 Lewes Road is a student housing development located in Brighton. This contemporary architectural design explores many challenging brick elements, creating a well balanced and visually stimulating facade. The carefully sculpted brick returns featured both above and below the window openings provide an impressive alternating pattern, which experiments with scale, texture and form throughout the building’s perimeter. Situated on an island at the entry point into the town, the curved design of the building capitalises upon its’ location, allowing the residential development to optimise its’ footprint. IG designed a bespoke solution to accommodate the varying curvature of the north elevation, creating single-piece prefabricated components to achieve each cill and head brick return.
Oak Grove is an exclusive West London development situated in the urban district of Acton. The five contemporary properties exhibit impressive architectural features, demonstrating Clearview Homes’ attention to detail when it comes to brick elements. Designed and built to an exceptional standard, the end result is a stunning collaboration of both on-site and off-site building techniques. Recognising the benefits of off-site construction methods, Clearview Homes approached IG to design a practical solution for achieving six large brick slip apex lintels.
The Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) is a bespoke £300m purpose built clinical rehabilitation centre of excellence based in the Midlands, at the Stanford Hall Estate near Loughborough. The classical architectural style of this project extends to over 47,000m2 of floor space, of which approximately 41,000m2 is new, purpose-built accommodation. Two storey structures were configured around a series of interlocking courtyards and external garden spaces, creating distinguished, timeless buildings respectful of the existing architecture, including the Grade II* listed Stanford Hall.
The Residence at Nine Elms is a luxury residential development situated on London’s South Bank. IG worked closely with Grid Architects to accomplish their vision, designing and manufacturing elegant brick slip solutions throughout each elevation. IG supplied Brick Slip Arch Lintels for a range of complex brick details, accommodating three different brick types by Peterson Tegl; D76, D71 & D99. Prefabricated components formed a large part of the facade. Utilising almost 140 brick slip arches, the contractor achieved intricate brick elements with the simplicity of a one-piece off-site solution.
The Chelsea Creek Development encapsulates the iconic maritime history of the London Docks. Providing high specification apartments in a beautiful waterside location, the project features a series of waterways that create elegant water gardens throughout the development. A 10.2m span bridge would be required to span the breadth of the water to connect walkways. IG Masonry Support can produce brick slip components for a range of applications and were approached for the provision of four brick clad panels to achieve the brick detailing on each side of the bridge.
Oriana is a major redevelopment scheme situated on Oxford Street in the heart of London’s West End. This large mixed-use development completely modernised the retail landscape, transforming the elevations of numerous commercial properties, as well as creating beautiful residential spaces, many with rooftop access, facilitating panoramic views looking across the city skyline. Oxford Street is recognised as the UK’s busiest shopping street so minimising disruption was an important consideration within the design process.
Brick elements are a key feature of Coventry University’s new Health and Science Building. Brick clad fins were a stipulated requirement within the planning permission, replicating those that feature within the façade of the neighbouring Coventry Cathedral. BAM Construction required a lightweight solution to achieve this incredible architectural detail. IG’s technical team designed a brick slip panelling system, which secured to the pre-installed steel railing system, accommodating the unusual dimensions of the handmade brick by Petersen Tegl.
The re-development of Marlborough Primary School is part of a large regeneration project within the Kensington district. The carefully considered design replaces the original Victorian building, creating a more modern and vibrant learning environment. The new school exhibits a rich variety of materials, with particular attention paid to the brick elements. Lesterose are recognised for delivering quality and are experienced in installing off-site brick slip systems. Adopting IG’s prefabricated solutions enabled quick and effective installation of challenging architectural features.
South Gardens is part of Lendlease’s £2.3bn Elephant Park regeneration project, which will deliver 3,000 new homes in Elephant & Castle between now and 2025. Bringing residents closer to nature with cleverly landscaped gardens and roof terraces, the award winning development demonstrates Lendlease’s acute attention to detail and pragmatic use of materials. IG developed a range of bespoke prefabricated brick slip components to help achieve the complex requirements of the development. Factory controlled conditions allowed for greater accuracy and significantly reduced the need for brick cutting onsite.
This Berkshire property is located in a beautiful woodland area, surrounded by green space. The modern design of the property, with large areas of glass and cantilevered balconies, immerses the residents into nature. The north and south facing elevations utilise contrasting materials, to compliment the brick elements and surrounding views. Relicpride specialises in prestige high specification homes. Their team contacted IG to develop a range of bespoke brick slip products to achieve intricate brick detailing on both the exterior and interior of the property.
The project on Battersea Bridge Road combines new and old, extending an existing Edwardian Police Station with a contemporary apartment building. The Metropolitan development exudes character with an impressive amalgamation of contrasting architectural styles. The brick selection was a crucial factor in ensuring the two architectural eras complimented each other and worked well as a unified structure. IG Masonry Support identified a structural steel solution for achieving deep brick soffits on the underside of floating parapets, which span above each balcony opening. IG’s Brick on Soffit System (B.O.S.S) proved fully capable of accommodating the desired brick detail, creating seamless masonry soffits.
Queen’s Wharf, a development by Mount Anvil, consists of 165 luxury riverside apartments located on the riverbank in Hammersmith. Designed to provide residents with beautiful panoramic views of the River Thames, the development elegantly combines large panels of glass with impressive brick features. The stepped recess surrounding each opening forms the fundamental brick detail across the main façade. IG carefully designed a bespoke prefabricated brick feature lintel solution to accommodate the recessed brick element for a range of opening widths.
The property on Church Road demonstrates an urban approach to modern architecture. Brickwork elements formed an integral part of the design, utilising a singular red-brick type throughout the development. The accumulation of unique forms are defined by large recesses within the facade. The underside of the cantilever at the property’s entrance required intricate brick detailing. IG Masonry Support facilitated the seamless continuation of the brickwork onto the soffit.
Stonebridge Park’s £16.6 million development has created an entirely new neighbourhood, producing 117 new homes in the area. Modelled in three different types of accommodation, each apartment building exhibits distinct and diverse characteristics. The Mews Terrace, Villa Apartments and Rotunda building would require a range of prefabricated components. IG supplied a combination of straight and curved brick slip lintels and welded masonry support to suit each structure and provide soffit reveals for each opening. A complex corbelled brick feature entrance was the masterpiece on this project.
55 Victoria Street is a residential development in Central London. The project saw the transformation of an office building, converted into luxury apartments. Situated in Westminster, the apartment building is within close proximity of many inconic landmarks, all of which contribute to the exceptional views from the floor to ceiling windows. The intricate brick detail specified for the project would provide quality and texture to this New York inspired build. High levels of craftsmanship would be required in order to achieve the impressive brick feature corbelled columns, adding character to the build.
St John’s Hill is a regeneration development, transforming the original estate to create living spaces far more suitable for modern day living. The large scale development is being conducted in three phases that will collectively rejuvinate the area and reinvigorate a sense of community.An extensive range of brick types would provide each block with distinct identity. The combination of dark engineered bricks with the glazed yellow brick type achieves an elegant vibrance to the otherwise industrial feel of the development.
Shrewsbury School required IG Masonry Support to provide several customised brick clad lintel solutions for the project; this involved forming an elegant 12.5m clear span feature brick segmental arch with a face height of 552 mm and a 777.5 mm soffit. In addition, the client also required a flat gauge brick slip solution for the upper level of the build spanning 4.8m with a height of 552.5 mm and a soffit of 777.5 mm.
Comprising of 22 luxury apartments, Eight Artillery Row by LBS Properties & 8Build is a building of architectural prowess. Located near Buckingham Palace and Westminster Cathedral, the building compliments it’s historical surroundings with prestige.
Relicpride is a privately owned company in Hertfordshire specialising in prestige high specification residential homes. Relicpride’s experience and expertise has resulted in this luxurious new build property, demonstrating the calibre of modern high specification houses.
McTaggart Construction came to IG Masonry Support Systems to provide solutions for 6 blocks of flats, all with Brick Soffits and long spans. Prior to contacting us, the proposals were based around heavy concrete lintels, adding considerations on site that could be solved when using our solution.
The Pembury Circus development has provided a landmark hub within the Hackney district. Essentially this project has facilitated all the components of a community centre for its residents; comprised of 268 residential units, commercial units, nursery, gym and various other provisions.
The €14m redevelopment of Father Scully House on Gardiner Street, Dublin saw the construction of two conjoined buildings each with a variation in specification – one consisting of five storeys and the other of seven.
The Hallsville Quarter development promotes transformation. The £600 million project aims to regenerate areas of Canning Town in the East London district through the provision of an entirely new town centre; this bold and exciting project will create a distinct identity for the area, laying the foundations for a prosperous future.
Robertson Construction approached IG Masonry Support to provide a Brick Slip Soffit solution for their project at The Albus. Several areas had openings where the brickwork finished mid-way across the opening and changed to cladding. There were also concerns over the style of brick which would need to be overcome.
The Orchard is a contemporary apartment building, comprised of 45 private residential units. Many of these have integrated balconies and floor to ceiling windows that required IG Masonry Support solutions.
The redevelopment of Liberty House has provided the city of Dublin with a new apartment complex comprised of 56 residential units, forming part of a scheme aiming to rejuvenate the inner city district.
The Nelson Medical Practice is an award winning development situated in South West London. The transformation this project proposed would modernise the original community health centre opened in 1911, with the prospect of accommodating a broader range of medical services.
IG Masonry Support Systems offered a brick and stoned clad structural steel lintel, which would be supplied above all door and window openings in the 357 unit development. The product only required pointing once installed. The structural steel lintel incorporated factory bonded brick and stone slips using IG Masonry Support’s patented bonding system. This method of manufacture goes hand in hand with Laing O’Rourke’s ‘off-site’ construction philosophy.