The Angel Lane project presented a range of challenges, including a delayed start due to late land purchase, a complex architectural specification and access over two A-roads and a live railway line. Despite these challenges, the landmark 14-storey build went so well that in 2016 the CIOB Project Manager of the Year Award was won by the main contractor’s Project Manager Paul Marlow, in part because of his adoption of Gebrik for the scheme. It was also shortlisted for Construction News ‘Project of the Year E10M-30M’ award. The entire building, comprising 759 student bedrooms, as well as commercial space, storage and communal areas around an open courtyard, was built in 18 months, with Gebrik installation taking around 7 months to complete. A bespoke blend of Gebrik was installed at a rate of approx. 1000m2 per month, taking brickwork off the critical path…

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