Cross laminated timber boards used for new Cranleigh health centre

18-Jun-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.

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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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