Client: Sky / B&K Structures
Architect: Arup Associates
Engineering Disciplines: Advanced Timber Engineering
The ‘Believe in Better’ building is a pioneering commercial office and training facility in West London and the UK’s tallest timber commercial building.
Designed with Arup Associates, the client’s aspiration was for an exemplar of sustainable design, utilising offsite prefabrication to achieve an ambitious delivery programme, with minimal disruption to the surrounding campus. The use of an engineered timber solution eliminated wet trades significantly accelerating the programme and provided a sustainable structure that achieved beyond zero embodied C02 emissions (when including carbon sequestered when the trees grow).
Engenuiti was the advanced timber engineer on the project, working with Arup Associates to complete the design and help bring the scheme design to fruition.
2015 Structural Award Commendation
2015 'Special Judges' award at the Wood Awards
2015 Best Building at ICE London Awards
2015 Structural Timber Awards - Best Education Project, Best Commercial Project, Best Low Energy Project, Architect of the Year for BiBB and Winner or Winners.
2015 Celebrating Construction Awards 'BIM Project fo the Year'
2014 Wood in Architecture award
Image credits: Simon Kennedy and B&K Structures