The Centre for Advanced Timber Technology - Education - Hereford, United Kingdom
Speller Metcalfe/Stora Enso

The Centre for Advanced Timber Technology

Hereford, United Kingdom, Map
Partner of Stora Enso
Hybrid Structures

The Centre for Advanced Timber Technology (CATT) based at the New Model Institute for Technology and Engineering (NMITE), is designed to encourage active education on the latest timber technology. The building is a stand-out example of the latest in timber design, with biophilic principles at its heart.

The building is a hybrid structure built using a combination of timber and steel. The studio space is constructed with a combination of cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels for the external walls and roofs supplied by Stora Enso and erected by our partner, Hybrid Structures. There are also internal and external glued-laminated timber (GLT) beams and timber-insulated closed panels. Externally, the walls are clad with larch.

NMITE wanted to showcase as many different ways of using timber as possible within the building, which, combined with moisture sensors make the building a Living Lab.

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Also available in German, Swedish and French.

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Area (m²) 2500
Products CLT
Product quality Non Visible Quality (NVI)
Product volume (m³) 289
Partner of Stora Enso Hybrid Structures
Architect Bond Bryan
Structural Engineer Hybrid Structures
MEP Designer Hydrock
Main contractor Speller Metcalfe
Specialist Timber Contractor Hybrid Structures