Woodland Trust Headquarters, England Building, Project, Design, Property, Image
Woodland Trust HQ, England : Grantham Building
Grantham Office Development by Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios, England, UK
19 May 2011
Woodland Trust Headquarters Building
Design: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
RIBA Award winner, 19 May 2011
The form of the building responds in a creative way to the constraints and opportunities of the site on an industrial estate. The full height timber siding and window slots emphasise the verticality and create a graphic and strong image for the Woodland Trust.
The generous circulation space at the heart of the building and the airy open plan offices make this a pleasant work environment. The use of timber for both structure and cladding was of course a given, but the architects have added lightweight concrete elements hung from the ceiling to boost the mass of the building and hence save energy. A fairly simple palette of materials and colours gives a consistent and unified ambiance throughout the building.
Woodland Trust Headquarters – Building Information
Title: Woodland Trust Headquarters
Location: Kempton Way, Grantham
Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Client: The Woodland Trust
Contractor: Bowmer & Kirkland
Structural Engineer: Atelier One
Services Engineer: Max Fordham
Contract Value: £5.1m
Date of completion: Oct 2010
Gross internal area: 2,728 sqm
Woodland Trust Offices
Design : Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
This new headquarters for the Woodland Trust, in Grantham, Lincolnshire will house a staff base of 200 people. The project aim is to create a highly innovative and sustainable building within a market rate budget, and to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.
The client is seeking an inspirational place to work which will demonstrate an innovative response to the current and future operational needs of the organisation. They hope the building will strengthen the Woodland Trust core cultural values, reflecting the energy and vitality of the charity, conveying an impression of an organisation that is “recognised as the leading voluntary sector organisation devoted to the conservation of the UK’s woodland”.
The design team, excluding Ridge, has worked together previously on the Greenpeace HQ, the National Trust’s New Central Office and Runnymede Civic Offices.
Woodland Trust headquarters building images / information from Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios
Location: Kempton Way, Grantham, England, UK
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