• Description

King’s College School Wimbledon

King's College School Wimbledon was founded in 1829 and is one of the UK's leading academic schools. In 2013, British architectural office Hopkins Architects began drafting a development plan to improve facilities at the school. The aim was to express the importance of music at King's College School Wimbledon. In the resulting concert hall, HESS TIMBER's expertise was in demand. GLT HYBRID was used to manufacture beams made up of spruce with a top layer of American White Oak to create the warm and aesthetically pleasing look desired by the architects. The auditorium can accommodate up to 200 people and there is also a stage for a 70-piece orchestra.


Wimbledon, Great Britain


Hopkins Architects London

Construction period




Project category

Education and Research, Glued laminated timber


Glued laminated timber construction for a new building of the King's College School Wimbledon

  • Wood species: Spruce, American White Oak
  • Volume: 51 m³ glued laminated timber

Product / Solution

GLT HYBRID, Glued laminated timber


  • RIBA Awards 2019 "National Award"
  • RIBA Awards 2019 "Regional Award"
  • New London Architecture Award 2019 - Education: Commendation
  • Education Acoustics Award 2019
  • Wood Awards 2019: Shortlisted
  • Structural Timber Award 2019 - Education Project of the Year