10-storey CLT mixed-use building for Brent Council

CLT (cross-laminated timber) structure for a 10-storey mixed-use development – 8 storeys of affordable housing, atop a ground floor further education college, with lower ground level office units and car park.

A hybrid CLT structure is used from 1st to the 9th floor, using 100% timber structure for all internal load bearing walls and floors – including the stair-core and lift shaft.

This design is compliant with the new fire regulations – using entirely non-combustible materials for the external walls.

The firefighting stairwell and lift core will be clad with non-combustible materials to comply with Building Regulation requirements.

Because of its mixed-use, considerable structural offsets and transfers are required at ground and first floor levels. Therefore, we have proposed reinforced concrete structure up to the first floor.

  • Architect: Curl la Tourelle Head Architecture, CLTH
  • MEP: Max Fordham
  • Landscape designer: Plant IE
  • Transport consultant: Vectos
  • Model: CLTH