December 10, 2019

Structural Timber Awards finalists announced

The Structural Timber Awards is a celebration of innovation, best practice and expertise in timber technology. Taking place on 19 October 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham, the Awards will showcase innovative solutions and ground-breaking developments from across the UK timber industry.

With over 200 exemplary entries packed full of outstanding, pioneering projects, products and people received, this year’s Structural Timber Award judges have had an onerous job of shortlisting entries into each category. The judges have been overwhelmed with the high standard and variety within every category.

Each of the judges have assessed three of the 15 categories on a strict and confidential marking system to establish the shortlisted entries.

The finalists for this year’s Structural Timber Awards are as follows:

Best Social Housing Project

  • Gilbert & Goode – Windmill House
  • Kingspan Timber Solutions, Dover District Council & Jenner – Castle Street, Dover
  • Sutherland Hussey Harris – Edge Hill
  • T2 Architects – Symonds Close
  • Worthing Homes – Meadow Road

Best Private Housing Project

  • 2020 Architects – Private Home
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Cobalt Place
  • Autor – Heath Lodge
  • Elliott Wood Partnership – Contour House
  • Frame Technologies – Athelstan House
  • Gresford Architects – The Old Water Tower
  • Lendlease – Cobalt Place
  • SHS Burridge Architects – Tigh Beag
  • SIPCO – Sandiway Bank
  • Urban Splash – hoUSe

 Best Self Build Projects

  • 2020 Architects – Private Home
  • Arup – Woodchip Barn
  • Carpenter Oak – Private Home
  • Glosford SIPs – Hillside Farm House
  • Kingspan Insulation – Private Home
  • Milner Associaties – Redevelopment of Unit 2, Wellington Lane
  • Potton – Private Home
  • Sanei Hopkins Architects – Private Home
  • SIPCO – 40 Hill Road
  • Timber Innovations – Private Home

 Best Education Project

  • B & K Structures, Engenuiti & Morgan Sindall – GSK Laboratory, The University of Nottingham
  • Cullinan Studio – Flat Pack Primary School
  • Cygnum Timber Frame & Architype – Burry Port Community Primary School
  • Earle Architects – Early Years Centre
  • Saint Gobain UK & Ireland – Bartholomew Barn, The King’s School
  • Engenuiti and B & K Structures – Essex Business School
  • Gilbert & Goode – Green Build Hub (GBH)
  • Jestico + Whiles – Victoria Park Village, Hackney
  • Roderick James Architects LLP – The SchoolHouse
  • Sarah Wigglesworth Architects – Mellor Primary School
  • Squire and Partners – D&T Block, St James’ School
  • TP Bennett – Amesbury School

 Best Healthcare Project

  • Castleoak – Abbeyfield
  • Foster + Partners – Maggie’s Centre
  • Kingspan Timber Solutions – Atherleigh Park Hospital
  • Studio 4 – Macmillan Cancer Support Centre
  • WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

 Best Commercial Project

  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Alconbury Weald Club
  • Arup – Sky Central
  • B & K Structures & Rubner Holzbau – Pinewood Studios
  • Glosford SIPs – Seaton Jurassic Visitor Centre
  • Llowarch Llowarch Architects – Tower Ravens
  • McVeigh Offsite – Ambleside Student Accommodation
  • Metsa Wood – Kerto® LVL – Cockfield Windmill
  • Momentum Consulting Engineers – The CAA Pavilion
  • Paragon Oak – Iveridge Hall Health Club
  • Sylva – Mottisfont Welcome Building
  • Tonkin Liu – Kingston Ancient Market Place

 Best Low Energy Project

  • A Proctor Group – The Zero Bills Home
  • B & K Structures, Engenuiti & Morgan Sindall – GSK Laboratory, The University of Nottingham
  • Cygnum Timber Frame – The Enterprise Centre, The University of East Anglia
  • Deluxe Developers – Cedar Barn
  • Saint Gobain UK & Ireland – The Bartholomew Barn, The King’s School
  • Gilbert & Goode – Green Build Hub (GBH) 
  • Kingspan Insulation – Le Jardin de Bas
  • Momentum Consulting Engineers – The Sanctum Project
  • MRA Architects – 4 Bed ECO House
  • Scotframe Val-U-Therm -Meldrum House 

Engineer of the Year

  • Arup – Woodchip Barn
  • BuroHappold Engineering – The Wolfson Tree Management Centre
  • Elliott Wood Partnership – Contour House
  • Engenuiti – The Essex Business School
  • Eurban – Victoria Park Village School Building
  • Momentum Consulting Engineers – Sanctum
  • Peter Dann Associates – Alconbury Weald Club
  • Smith + Wallwork – Flat-Pack Primary School
  • Thornton Tomasetti – St Clare’s College
  • WSP Parsons Brinckerhoff – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital

 Architect of the Year

  • 2020 Architects – Private Home
  • Allford Hall Monaghan Morris – Cobalt Place
  • Cullinan Studio – Holy Cross Primary School
  • Fairhursts – GlaxoSmithKline, Carbon Neutral Laboratory of Sustainable Chemistry, The University of Nottingham
  • Foster + Partners – Maggie’s Centre
  • Hatcher Pritchard Architects – The Starfish Pool
  • Maber – The Kings CE 
  • Roderick James Architects LLP – The SchoolHouse
  • ShedKM – hoUse
  • Studio 4 – The East Surrey Macmillan Cancer Support Centre  

Client of the Year

  • Abbeyfield – Winnersh Care Home
  • Cornwall Sustainable Buildings Trust – Green Build Hub
  • GSK/Nottingham University – GSK Laboratory
  • Lendlease Developments – Cobalt Place
  • Maggie’s Centres – Maggie’s Centre Manchester
  • Ocean Housing – Windmill House
  • Pinewood Group – Pinewood Studios
  • Sky – Sky Central
  • University of East Anglia – The Enterprise Centre
  • Urban Splash – hoUSe, New Islington

Contractor of the Year

  • Constructional Timber – Alder Hey Children’s Hospital
  • G Frame & Morrison Construction – Kintore Midmill Primary School
  • Gilbert & Goode – Green Build Hub
  • Keepmoat – Ambleside Student Accommodation
  • Lendlease Construction – Cobalt Place
  • Mace – Sky Central
  • Morgan Sindall & B & K Structures – GSK Laboratory, The University of Nottingham
  • RG Carter – Alconbury Weald Club
  • Sir Robert McAlpine – Pinewood Studios
  • Willmott Dixon – Victoria Park Village

 Product Innovation Award

  • Aptus Fastener Systems – Powerclamp
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY – SMARTPLY PROPASSIV
  • Donaldson Timber Engineering – SafeWell
  • Joyner Bolt – Joyner Bolt™
  • Moduloft/Moduroom – Moduloft
  • Passivhaus Homes – The PH15 Construction System
  • Recticel Insulation – Recticel Insulation
  • Rothoblaas – X-RAD
  • SAM – SAM Trimax
  • Smartroof – Smartroof Prism

Product Marketing Award

  • MEDITE SMARTPLY – SMARTPLY OSB Campaign
  • Innovaré Systems – iSpecifier
  • Kingspan Timber Solutions – High Performance Building Envelopes
  • Metsa Wood – Plan B Campaign
  • Radar Communications – Alumasc Ventilated System (AVS)

Pioneer Award

  • Arup – Use of Timber in Landmark Projects
  • Cygnum Timber Frame/Architype – Passivhaus Developments
  • Elastegrity – Ultra-Lightweight Roof System
  • Mace – Sky Central
  • Milner Associates – Wellington House
  • PLP Architecture – Oakwood Timber Tower
  • Roderick James Architects LLP – SchoolHouse
  • MEDITE SMARTPLY – SMARTPLY PROPASSIV
  • Urban Splash/Shed KM – hoUSe
  • ZEDFactory – The Zero Bills Home

Project of the Year

  • Arup – Sky Central
  • Arup – Woodchip Barn
  • B & K Structures, Engenuiti & Morgan Sindall – Carbon Neutral Laboratory of Sustainable Chemistry, The University of Nottingham
  • Brown + Brown Architects – The Portsoy Boatbuilding Centre
  • Castleoak – Abbeyfield
  • Cygnum Timber Frame – UEA Enterprise Centre
  • East Architecture, Landscape Urban Design – Sacred Heart Primary School
  • Foster + Partners – Maggie’s Centre
  • Gilbert & Goode – Green Build Hub
  • Glenn Howells Architects – Stihl Treetop Walkway
  • Jestico + Whiles – Victoria Park Village
  • Lendlease – Cobalt Place
  • Simons Group – GlaxoSmithKline, Low Carbon Facility
  • Thornton Tomasetti – St Clare’s College

The awards will be presented to the winners at a high profile dinner on the 19 October 2016 alongside Timber Expo and as a major event in the timber calendar, the event will attract 600 national business leaders and high profile decision makers from the construction industry. With over half the tables already sold, your attendance is imperative in order to network with some of the industry’s most influential people.

Last year’s awards saw leading industry members raving about the success. Dirk Vennix, former Chief Executive of the Confederation of Timber Industries said: “It (the awards) has been a fantastic. It is really setting the bar for the whole industry. We represent the single voice of the whole timber supply chain and structural timber is a vital component to drive it forward. We are really pleased that this has got off the ground.”

2015 Winner of Winners
2015 Winner of Winners

Leo Bagnall, Managing Director of Resistant Building Products, described the event as: “An excellent evening. The whole evening was really well run and the awards were amazing. It is nice to see a huge amount of good structures all on one stage. Some really really great and innovative work has been done by the timber industry.”

This is an event not to be missed. Hosted by Mark Durden-Smith, the event promises to be an enjoyable evening of celebrations and a high profile networking opportunity.

If you would like to book tickets to the Structural Timber Awards – please visit www.structuraltimberawards.co.uk or alternatively contact Event Director, Amy Pryce, on 01743 290 001 or email [email protected]

Tables of ten are available for just £1650 +VAT and the event presents a fantastic opportunity for you to host and entertain key clients.