i9, Wolverhampton Interchange, a landmark office for the City of Wolverhampton Council and ION Developments, has this week won a prestigious Brick Award in the Commercial category.
The Brick Awards gathers the very best examples of brick architecture and craftsmanship in the UK’s built environment.
The design of i9 pays homage to the industrial characteristics of Wolverhampton’s red-brick Victorian architecture with bull-nose, curved glass corners addressing key approaches and deep brickwork piers helping to shade the building and articulate its tripartite proportions.
Fraser Godfrey, Associate, who led the design of the scheme said: “We’re delighted and proud that i9 has gained this recognition from the Brick Awards. i9’s crafted red brick facade defines its identity and we wanted the strong vertical expression of brickwork piers to create a striking yet complementary addition to the family of buildings at this important intersection in the city. This acknowledgement of the industrial characteristics of the city’s Victorian architecture and ensured sensitivity to neighbouring landmarks such as the Chubb Buildings and Prince Albert public house, which both provided a strong influence.
The Breeam Excellent office building forms an integral part of the wider development of Interchange and delivers nearly 4,000 sq m of Grade A office space and a further 604 sq m of retail space over three units.
We’ve designed a variety of award-winning workplace buildings and projects that allow businesses to succeed.