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.