Innovation Centre Kings Lynn
Architect: Feilden+Mawson LLP
Roman Brick: Blackstone Weathered.
The award winning £5m King’s Lynn Innovation Centre (KLIC), situated south of the town on the A47, was completed in 2016.
The building was commissioned by Nwes, designed by Feilden+Mawson (Norwich) and constructed by RG Carter King’s Lynn.
Designer of the facility and Feilden+Mawson partner in charge, Philip Bodie, had been interested in using a Lignacite block on the south elevation to act as a plinth. ‘The dark grey Roman brick and coloured receded mortar joints were an ideal choice.
The whole team was impressed by the quality of the Roman brick and Lignacite’s can-do attitude when it came to advice on the specification. The acute angles and corners are achieved using specials and the overall effect is spot on.’ says Philip Bodie of Feilden+Mawson LLP The same Roman brick has been specified for Buckingham University Academic centre at Milton Keynes University Hospital.