Client: B & K Structures / Kier Construction

Architect: Halliday Clark Architects

Value: £23m

Status: Completed

Engineering Discipline: Advanced Timber

Furness Academy is a new build facility that brings together two existing schools on to a state-of-the-art new campus. The Academy specialises in an arts-based curriculum and the design has focused on these aspects. The building features teaching faculties in flexible spaces, including TV studios and dance studios.

The design features a hybrid steel / CLT frame in long-span areas to produce the most efficient design. The project exposes the visual quality of the material in specialist use spaces such as the sports hall and assembly halls. In these areas, double-height walls are combined with glulam or steelwork to create light and flexible facilities for the school.

Engenuiti provided advanced timber engineering, created a detailed model of the building frame elements and drove the coordination of key interfaces including building services opening requirements and façade details. The BIM model was then used directly by the timber fabricator in the detailing and cutting processes.

5 Dec 2013
largest #CLT building of its time, completed summer 2013