Wienerberger’s Dutch Clay paving was chosen for the large mixed used development at Piccadilly Place, Manchester. Echoing the earthy red tones of the industrial heritage of Manchester and the surrounding new-build complex, Piccadilly Place is the stunning central plaza of a landmark mixed use development.
The incorporation of Wienerberger’s Dutch Clay paving enabled landscape architects Austin-Smith:Lord to complete the scheme with a pallet of complimentary colours and textures. Architects: Austin-Smith:Lord understood that simplicity of layout places considerable emphasis upon the nature and quality of materials used. The rich colours within the Eindhoven Mixed Red clay pavers add warmth to the main piazza, complementing the contemporary use of porphyry and granite within the water feature, as well as providing a link to the historic terracotta tile and red brick buildings in the vicinity.
The Wienerberger Dutch Clay pavers were also selected for their textural qualities: from the fine grain of the surface, through to the stretcher bond within a trapezoidal paving layout, which highlights its elongated geometry.