Twenty projects shortlisted for Wood Awards 2016

Twenty of Britain’s best architectural designs in wood have been featured on this year’s Wood Awards shortlist.

The shortlisted schemes are divided into five sections – Commercial, Education & Public, Private, Interiors and Small projects.

Some of the projects are St Clare’s College in Oxford, a mid-century house retrofit and studio extension in Wiltshire, a timber replacement for a 1930s bungalow in New Forrest, a public artwork made of over 10,000 tree species in Bristol and a plywood project called the Twist.

Chairman of the judges Michael Morrison of Purcell commented:

“It has been another excellent year for entries. The variety of submissions has, as ever, been terrific. All the shortlisted building projects will be visited by at least two, and usually four, judges. This ensures some well-informed debate when the final selection of the winners is made.”

The shortlist will be showcased at 100% Design taking place from 21 – 24 September at London Olympia.

The winners will be revealed at the 45th annual Wood Awards ceremony at Carpenters’ Hall on 22 November.

The shortlist in full:

Commercial & Leisure

  • Alconbury Weald Club
  • Gloucester Services
  • Sky Health & Fitness Centre
  • Stihl Treetop Walkway
  • Welcome Centre

Education & Public Sector

  • Conservation & Repair of Harmondsworth Barn
  • Maggie’s at the Robert Parfett Building
  • Mellor Primary School
  • St. Clare’s, Oxford
  • Stanbrook Abbey


  • Christ Church Crypt – Spitalfields
  • The Portledge Rear Staircase
  • Tufnell Park Road


  • Antsy Plum
  • Contour House
  • Woodpeckers

Small Project

  • Doors for 55 St James’ Street
  • Hollow
  • Kingston Ancient Market Place & Stalls
  • The TWIST