The 2015 Wood Awards were held on 10th November at Carpenters’ Hall, London, where the judges chose to give the BSkyB Believe in Better Building project a special award in recognition of the scale and speed that were achieved, and for the client’s determination to use timber in its environmental and aesthetic properties. BSkyB Believe in Better Building was against Canary Wharf Crossrail and Constellations Bar Projects in the Commercial & Leisure category.

TMJ completed the joinery package on this remarkable project, incorporating a steel framed 90 tread feature staircase that we clad in birch plexwood. Our scope of works also included decking, a coffee bar, lacquered panelling, storage cupboards, 200 key cabinets, glass balustrades and doors including associated ironmongery.

The solid timber frame, used the glulam frame system with visible grade cross laminated timber panels which provided core stability to the walls and floors which were left largely exposed. BIM technology and CNC machines were used to ensure the structures were manufactured to the meet exacting tolerance required for the connections of the 28m high structure.

The 3,000m2 development consists of a four-storey linear building with a dramatic stair running the length of the main facade.

Congratulations to all involved!

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