Holme Lacy Workshops

The Holme Lacy Campus Agricultural Workshop is a new addition to Herefordshire and Ludlow College. Unusually for an agricultural building, the workshop's structure was formed in cross-laminated timber from KLH (as opposed to conventional steel).

This pre-fabricated, sustainable and attractive self-finished material allowed for a rapid on-site build, which was important as the College had a limited window of construction opportunity. CLT also provided the flexibility for services to be fixed anywhere.

Holme Lacy Workshops

The workshop will have a modest energy requirement, thanks to a highly insulated envelope, efficient services specification and 12kW of roof-mounted solar pv panels, all helping to attain its A-rated EPC.


Russ Bevan, Head of ICT and Estates commented "This investment will transform the site, offering both modern and eco-friendly resources that make the Holme Lacy Campus an education centre to be proud of."



Carbon Calculation

Total stores/sequestered carbon in the KLH panels for Holme Lacy Workshops is 118 tonnes

Holme Lacy Workshops

Project Details

Project Dates: October 2014

Services:  Supply & install

Timber Volume: 148m3

KLHUK Build Period:  3 Weeks


Design Team

Architect:  Hewitt Studios LLP

Timber Engineer:  Price & Myers

Principle engineer : Integral

Contractor:  CJ Bayliss (Hereford) Ltd


Awards Structural Timber Awards 2017: Pioneer of the Year


Image Credits

Image 1 © Amy Howard, Image 2,3 © Hewitt Studios