Townend Court NHS Learning Disability Unit using Lignacite Roman Brick
01-10-2018

Townend Court NHS Learning Disability Unit

Architect: Gelder & Kitchen

Using Snowstorm Polished and Snowstorm Split

Commissioned by the Humber NHS Foundation Trust, Townend Court provides state of the art facilities within a safe, secure landscaped environment. The scheme incorporates full anti-ligature techniques and a Seclusion Suite.

The design was influenced by the Trust’s desire to enhance behavioural treatment of patients, promoting staff to observe and assist patients effectively.

Lignacite’s AFM Roman Brick was chosen for use throughout the build by Kitchen & Gelder LLP. Two AFM finishes were used, Original Split Snowstorm and Original Snowstorm Polished


Other examples of how the Roman Brick has been successfully used by architects and designers can be seen by visiting ‘Projects’ on our website.


The Lignacite Roman Brick

Lignacite’s Roman Bricks are available in a range of colours, textures and finishes, offering a contemporary and flexible module for Architects and Designers.

Why Choose Our Roman Brick - The Roman Brick is either cut from our standard size block, or formed in a special block machine mould, we can therefore offer this format in all of our colours and texture combinations to create a large variety of different effects. Polished and Planished finishes allow crisp, clean lines, whilst splitting or shot blasting the product creates a softer more weathered appearance.

How it’s Made - As with all Lignacite products, Roman Bricks are manufactured from a range of different aggregates and incorporate a high percentage of recycled materials such as shell, glass and mother of pearl.

The Benefits - The Roman Brick has many benefits:

• One hand lift

• Double the length of a standard brick 

• Reduces labour time due to the dynamic size

• Contemporary alternative to standard brick and block

• Compliments materials such as glazing and wood


For further information

Samples of our blocks and Swatch Guides showing all our Architectural Facing Masonry finishes can be requested via our websites. Design guidance booklets, specifications and datasheets can also be downloaded from the Technical Library on our website. 

Our 30 minute CPD covers key information for designing with and specifying blockwork, to find out more please visit www.lignacite.co.uk or call on 01842 810678.



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