Woodland Trust HQ

The project aim for the new headquarters of the Woodland Trust, in Grantham, is to create a highly innovative and sustainable building within a market rate budget, and to achieve a BREEAM Excellent rating.

The headquarters, designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley, will house 200 people and will be an inspirational place to work, responding to the current and future operational needs of the organisation.

The design of the building is aimed at strengthening the Woodland Trust core cultural values, reflecting the energy and vitality of the charity and conveying an impression of an organisation that is "recognised as the leading voluntary sector organisation devoted to the conservation of the UK's woodland".

Woodland Trust HQ

Carbon Calculation

  • KLH cross-laminated timber volume for Woodland Trust Headquarters is 1,122m3
  • KLH panels removed approximately 897.6 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere
  • 47.5 tonnes of emitted CO2 from transporting the KLH panels from Austria to Grantham
  • Offsetting the CO2 emissions from the transport therefore shows a 'nett gain' of 850.1 tonnes (CO2 removed from the atmosphere)


Ultimately, the timber superstructure for the Woodland Trust Headquarters contains approximately 269.3 tonnes of sequestered/stored carbon.

Woodland Trust HQ

Project Details

Project Value: £5,000,000

Project Dates: 2009 - 2010

Services: Manufacture of panels and production of fabrication drawings

Timber Volume: 1,122m3

Woodland Trust HQ

Design Team

Architect: Feilden Clegg Bradley

Engineer: atelier one

Contractor: Bowmer & Kirkland

Woodland Trust HQ



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