The Gateway

The Gateway is a new build public services hub, providing a one-stop-shop for council services.

A partnership project between New Forest District Council, Hampshire County Council and Ringwood Town Council, the new 'gateway' hub in Ringwood will provide a wide range of council services including visitor information and a ceremonies facility for the County Council's Registration Service.

The new 2 storey building, designed by HNW Architects, has been constructed in KLH cross-laminated timber.

Councillor Edward Heron said 'the Ringwood Gateway will deliver many benefits and serve the community from a single, high quality building, which sits in the heart of Ringwood and at the heart of the Council's aims for local distinctiveness'.

The Gateway

Carbon Calculation

  • KLH cross-laminated timber volume for The Gateway is 195m3
  • KLH panels removed approximately 156 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere
  • 9.1 tonnes of emitted CO2 from transporting the KLH panels from Austria to Hampshire
  • Offsetting the CO2 emissions from the transport therefore shows a 'nett gain' of 146.9 tonnes (CO2 removed from the atmosphere)


Ultimately, the timber superstructure for The Gateway contains approximately 46.8 tonnes of sequestered/stored carbon.


The Gateway

Project Details

Project Value:  Confidential

Project Dates:  2011 - 2012

Services:  Supply and Erect

Timber Volume:  195m3

Build Period:  2 weeks


Design Team

Architect:  HNW Architects

Engineer:  Curtins Consulting

Contractor:  Geoffrey Osbourne