2017 Structural Timber Awards Finalists announced!

The Structural Timber Awards is a celebration of innovation, best practice and expertise in timber technology. Taking place on 10 October 2017 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham alongside Timber Expo, the Awards will showcase innovative solutions and ground-breaking developments from across the UK timber industry.

With over 200 exemplar entries packed full of outstanding, pioneering projects, products and people received, this year’s Structural Timber Awards judges have completed the onerous job of shortlisting entries into each category. Judges have expressed that they are overwhelmed with the high standard and variety of entries within each category.

Vertical Market Finalists:

Education Project of the Year

Whether new build or refurbishment, this category will celebrate a scheme that has used timber technology to create a vibrant learning space for students and staff – this could be a nursery, school, university, college or facility catering for specialist needs. The finalists are:

  • B & K Structures: Farnborough College Of Technology
  • Berman Guedes Stretton Architects: The Oculus
  • Hewitt Studios LLP: CLT Flat-Pack Workshops
  • Innovare Systems: Cranmere Primary School
  • Peter Taylor Associates: Abbey Court

Healthcare Project of the Year

The pressure on the healthcare sector is huge. This category will celebrate those projects that have used timber technology to create a new facility, upgrade or extension in a seamless way, on-time and on-budget working in a sensitive, inclusive and collaborative fashion. The finalists are:

  • drMM: Maggie’s Oldham
  • Kingspan Timber Solutions: Atherleigh Park
  • MawsonKerr Architects: Sunbeams Music Centre
  • Nottingham University: GSK Laboratory
  • Studio 4: Macmillan Cancer Support Centre

Commerial Project of the Year

Including a wide range of office, hotel and business construction projects this award is open to large and small scale projects – in both footprint and budget. Our finalists have displayed a clear understanding of how to apply timber technology to deliver a sustainable, energy efficient and cost-effective contemporary building.The finalists are:

  • Glulam Solutions: Baldarroch Chapel and Crematorium
  • Heyne Tillett Steel: Lower James St
  • Organic Architects: Abbey Distillery
  • Sips UK: Ion Science Research Centre & Manufacturing Plant
  • Sprunt Architects: St Peter’s Stonegrove

Retail & Leisure Project of the Year

From supermarkets and restaurants to shopping centres and designer outlets, this award is open to large and small scale projects – in both footprint and cost. Projects have displayed innovation and collaborative working to help the client achieve its corporate vision – aesthetically and in a scalable way. The finalists are:

  • ABIR Architects: The Weald and Downland Living Museum
  • David Morley Architects: The Racquet Centre
  • drMM: Hastings Pier
  • SIPCO: All Souls Church
  • Waind Gohil + Potter Architects: Farlow’s Lake Fishing Lodge

To view the full list of finalists across 17 categories, click here.