A very worthy win at The Structural Awards last Friday with The Gramophone Works picking up the award for exemplar use of timber at scale in a retrofit project. A project with Studio RHE architects, B&K Structures and Graham Construction.
The judges comments - "This major reuse project champions the use of mass timber in the commercial sector to create an adaptive space which is responsive to the end user’s needs.
A lightweight CLT and glulam structure has been used to extend the existing concrete frame, increasing the building from two to six storeys and adding 60,000sq. ft. Specifying timber as opposed to a heavier building material such as steel or concrete has allowed for minimal strengthening to the existing foundations which have been reused to support the additional four storeys. Exemplar low-carbon thinking."
Such brilliant feedback, we are very proud.
Photography © Dirk Lindner and Guy Archard