Awards celebrate excellence in structural timber

The Structural Timber Awards will be held at the NEC Birmingham on 10 October alongside Timber Expo, celebrating “innovation, best practice and expertise in timber technology,” said the organisers.

The Awards will showcase innovative solutions and ground-breaking developments from across the UK timber industry, the shortlist having been selected from over 200 entries. Each of the judges shortlisted projects in a group of categories, with there being 17 categories in total. The categories include project awards for Social Housing, Private Housing, Custom & Self Build, Healthcare, Commercial, Retail & Leisure, and Low Energy, as well as the Project Innovation Award, Project of the Year, and Architect of the Year.

The awards will be presented to the winners at a dinner which will be attended by 600 “national business leaders and high profile decision makers” from the construction industry.

The Judges’ Choice Award in 2016 went to Sarah Wigglesworth Architects for Mellor School in Cheshire (pictured).

Andrew Carpenter, chief executive of the Structural Timber Association commented on the 2016 awards: “It is truly inspiring to see so much activity in the sector and to witness so many boundaries being pushed. The depth of expertise across all categories was impressive.”

The list of 2017 finalists can be viewed at