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Berkeley Green Skills Centre

Since October 2016, the Berkeley Green Skills Centre has been established in Gloucestershire, near the border to Wales. The aim is to create a sustainable science and technology park to promote the region. The contrasting conversion of a former nuclear research building into a competence centre for research on renewable energies is reflected in the use of wood in architecture. In this project, a wooden frame was constructed on top of the already existing steel structure to transform the first and second floors into an atrium. In total, around 80 m³ of glulam and 58 m³ of BauBuche were used. The longest beam measures 9.4 metres.


Berkley Green (Stroud College), Great Britain


Hewitt Studios London

Construction period




Project category

Education and Research, Glued laminated timber


  • Wood species: Spruce, Beech (BauBuche)
  • Volume: 80 m³ glued laminated timber, 58 m³ BauBuche

Product / Solution

Glued laminated timber, GLT BAUBUCHE


  • Offsite Construction Awards 2017: Winner in the category “Best Hybrid Construction Project”
  • Construction News Awards 2018: Winner in the category "Project of the Year (£15m-£30m)" 

Stroud College // Berkley Green Campus (26/07/2016)

Published by: HESS TIMBER

This video shows the assembly works at the Stroud College, Berkley Green Campus.