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UK Hydrographic Office (UKHO)

8 March 2019

Location : Taunton

Architect : AHR Architects

Contractors : BAM Construction

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The United Kingdom Hydrographic Office is the UK's agency for providing hydrographic and marine geospatial data to mariners and maritime organisations across the world. The UKHO is a trading fund of the Ministry of Defence and is located in Taunton, Somerset with a workforce of approximately 900 staff.

We worked with the Architects, Client and Contractors to select one of our exclusive GeoBrick range for this prestigious project. The clean sleek lines and hardwearing stone finish provide a stunning façade to this landmark building. The warm texture of the brick also gives depth and character and softens the mass of the building.

’The design principles of the building called for a linear brick which was modern and unique whilst complimenting the landscape and a variety of existing brick buildings surrounding the new HQ. The EH Smith brindle bricks stood out from all the rest and we are delighted with the results. Personally, this is my favourite material used on this project!’’ Johanna Funnell, UKHO New Build Project Manager

"The design principles of the building called for a linear brick which was modern and unique whilst complimenting the landscape and a variety of existing brick buildings surrounding the new HQ. The EH Smith Geobrick brindle bricks stood out from all the rest and we are delighted with the results. Personally, this is my favourite material used on this project!"

Johanna Funnell
New Build Project Manager - UKHO