B&K Structures - Dreadnought Building, University of Greenwich

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Project Details

Project - Dreadnought Building, University of Greenwich

Sector - Education

Technology - Timber/CLT  

Company - B&K Structures  

Project Overview

Transforming a former naval hospital within a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Dreadnaught Building at the University of Greenwich is an amazing structure, one that has had many uses over the centuries. As part of a team of specialists, B&K Structures has given the building a new lease of life as a student hub, bringing together everything scholars need to support their studies in one place.

B&K Structures were part of the team that sensitively restored the Grade II listed building by stripping it back and modernising it ready for its contemporary role at the heart of the University. The Dreadnought building retains its character and sense of history while also providing a state-of-the-art hub creating learning and gym facilities, a 500-person capacity bar together with teaching and social spaces.

The project involved two elements. The refurbishment of the existing building together with a new PEFC full chain of custody infill structure to the courtyard comprising visible grade cross laminated timber (CLT) floor panels to the first and second mezzanine floor levels. At roof level the design has a combination of white wood spruce glulam beams and insulated timber roof cassettes.

Find further information on B&K Structures on their website: www.bkstructures.co.uk