Features: Elephant Park Pavilion
We are excited to announce that Elephant Park Pavilion has been shortlisted for a 2022 Structural Timber Award in the Retail & Leisure Project of The Year category.
The award showcase innovation and celebrate best practice and recognise expertise in timber technology and the ways it contributes to an attractive, energy efficient and sustainable built environment.
Elephant Park Pavilion forms the centrepiece of the £2.5bn Elephant Park redevelopment. The pavilion’s location among the existing trees shaped both the form of the building and the materials chosen. With sustainability being a major focus of the scheme from the outset, several materials were considered. Screw piles were chosen to form the foundations, providing flexibility and reducing the scheme’s impact on the tree roots, and cross-laminated timber (CLT) was selected to form the superstructure. A roof deck cantilevers over the walls, showcasing what CLT can achieve, while a steel balustrade is cleverly utilised as part of the structural system to maximise the structural efficiency.
Working with Bell Phillips Architects for Lendlease, Webb Yates Engineers provided the structural engineering services on the project.