Wood: How to Retrofit and Reimagine/

Organiser: Timber Development Uk

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22 September, 2023


Timber Development Uk


United Kingdom




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Our buildings need to live longer and be able to suit a variety of uses across their lifespan. To make this happen, they need to be able to be transformed. As a low-carbon, lightweight and easily manufactured material, timber is increasingly being turned to as homeowners and developers seek to build and add value to their homes and offices.

This Wood Awards live talk will question how architects, engineers and other built environment professionals can seize upon these opportunities; discuss what good retrofit looks like; and demonstrate why existing building projects are among the most exciting and dynamic in our cities!

Join us and learn why low-carbon timber extensions will be a defining feature of our built environment in years to come.

This talk will take place at the Material Matters Fair (across the courtyard from the Wood Awards 2023 Shortlist Exhibition) during the London Design Festival. The talk is free to attend for registered visitors.

When: Friday 22 September, 15:00 – 15:45

Where: The Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London, SE1 9PH

  • Kelly Harrison – director, Whitby Wood
  • Andy Heyne – director, Heyne Tillett Steel
  • Brigitte Clements – founder and managing director, LOKI Architecture and Development

Chair: David Hopkins, CEO of Timber Development UK

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