The Spinningfields Pavilion, Manchester’s sustainable heartbeat

The Spinningfields Pavilion

Location:    Manchester

Architects:   Sheppard Robson

 

Twitter: @SheppardRobson 

 

Instagram: @sheppard_robson

CLT & glulam rib panel manufacturer: Stora Enso

Joinery & wood supplier: B&K Structures

Wood Species:    Austrian spruce and larch

Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting our customers in meeting demand for renewable eco-friendly products.

 

Stora Enso is committed to the development of products and technologies based on renewable materials. Our products, in many cases, provide a low-carbon alternative to products made from fossil-based or other non-renewable materials.

 

Today our solutions are found in such segments as building, retail, food and beverages, manufacturing, publishing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, confectionary, hygiene and textiles. Tomorrow, we believe there is the potential to produce anything that’s made with fossil-based materials from a tree.

Project Information

Location:    Manchester

Architects:   Sheppard Robson

 

Twitter: @SheppardRobson 

 

Instagram: @sheppard_robson

CLT & glulam rib panel manufacturer: Stora Enso

Joinery & wood supplier: B&K Structures

Wood Species:    Austrian spruce and larch

TTF Member

Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting our customers in meeting demand for renewable eco-friendly products.

 

Stora Enso is committed to the development of products and technologies based on renewable materials. Our products, in many cases, provide a low-carbon alternative to products made from fossil-based or other non-renewable materials.

 

Today our solutions are found in such segments as building, retail, food and beverages, manufacturing, publishing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, confectionary, hygiene and textiles. Tomorrow, we believe there is the potential to produce anything that’s made with fossil-based materials from a tree.

Wood Awards: Shortlisted for the Commercial & Leisure Award 2019

Shortlisted for the 2019 Wood Awards, the Spinningfields Pavilion is at the forefront of Manchester’s sustainable heartbeat. The four-level structure was prefabricated using CLT and glulam from TTF member Stora Enso, who are renowned for their CLT products.

 

One of the key benefits of building with prefabricated CLT and glulam is their minimised material waste, reduced construction time and a reduction in the amount of concrete used for piling. Stora Enso have calculated that a total of 289.64 m3 of CLT and 172.42 m3 of glulam was used for the rib-panels and frame of the Pavilion, which equates to 338 tonnes of CO2 being removed from the Earth’s atmosphere.

 

The strong gridded form of the building’s exterior showcases the aesthetic Austrian spruce and larch. The grid design allows for the use of plants around the building as a homage to ‘The Field’, a valuable green space on which the building sits.

 

By creating this relationship between the timber structured Spinningfields Pavilion and ‘The Field’, the building generates warmth and variety, placing it perfectly at the heart of Manchester’s sustainable ethos.

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