The team at B&K Structures and their construction partners are celebrating as two of their ground-breaking projects have reached the finals of the Offsite Awards.
Andy Goodwin, Managing Director of B&K Structures said of the success: “With our construction partners, we have been instrumental in the development and growth of the engineered timber sector in the UK. We are delighted to reach the finals - these awards are not only an excellent barometer of achievements and innovations in the offsite sector but most importantly, they are a great way to reward and motivate construction teams.”
The winners will be announced at a ‘virtual’ Offsite Awards ceremony in September.
B&K Structures and their construction partners have been shortlisted for the following award projects.
EDUCATION PROJECT OF THE YEAR
University of Greenwich, Dreadnaught Building
Transforming a former naval hospital within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dreadnaught Building at the University of Greenwich is an amazing structure, one that has had many uses over the centuries. As part of a team of specialists, B&K Structures has given the building a new lease of life as a student hub, bringing together everything scholars need to support their studies in one place.
The construction partners sensitively restored the Grade II listed building by stripping it back and modernising it ready for its contemporary role at the heart of the University. The project involved two elements. The refurbishment of the existing building together with a new PEFC full chain of custody infill structure to the courtyard comprising visible grade cross laminated timber (CLT) floor panels to the first and second mezzanine floor levels. At roof level the design has a combination of white wood spruce glulam beams and insulated timber roof cassettes
COMMERCIAL PROJECT OF THE YEAR
JAGUAR LAND ROVER EXPANSION SCHEME
The ambition for the Jaguar Land Rover scheme was to create one of the foremost Advanced Product Creation Centres in the world using innovative offsite construction techniques. The new building reflects the design quality and company values associated with one of the UK’s most iconic automotive businesses. A diverse range of spaces has been brought together under one of Europe’s largest engineered timber roofs designed, engineered and installed by B&K Structures. Encompassing 1,512m³ of glulam beams and 2,674m³ of cross laminated timber panels – the roof makes a vast design statement covering an area of 51,097m2(GIA).
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- Client - Jaguar Land Rover
- Structure, Services and Specialist Engineering - Buro Happold
- Contractor - Laing O'Rourke
- Specialist Frame Contractor – B&K Structures
- CLT Supplier – Binderholz
- Glulam Supplier – Derix
- Project Manager - Jaguar Land Rover
- Quantity Surveyor - Thomas and Adamson