Cross laminated timber boards used for new Cranleigh health centre

Published: 31-May-2013

New health centre development designed for \'wellbeing and wellness\'

Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) boards have been used in the construction of a new 1,300sq m health centre development in the Surrey village of Cranleigh.

Designed by SR Architects and constructed by Morgan Sindall, the superstructure of the facility was built using PEFC-certified CLT, manufactured by Stora Enso Building & Living and installed by specialist timber engineers, Eurban.

The designers wanted to create a building that expressed a lightness and natural feeling of ‘wellbeing and wellness’, rather than merely being a place for curing the sick.

The specification of CLT was key to achieving this and much of the internal face of the superstructure has been left exposed. The boards were bonded using formaldehyde-free and environmentally-friendly adhesives suitable for internal exposure.

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