Woodside Lodge

Woodside Lodge is a 20 bedroom care home for young people with mental health problems.

The building is located in the garden of a large house dating from 1897, formally part of the Spencer Estate, and is organised on two floors in an L shape plan form enclosing the mature wooded garden. One wing contains the 20 bedrooms with en-suite facilities and the other, the lounge, reception and treatment room. This creates 2 communities of 10 people. Support facilities including activity room, staff rooms laundry, kitchen, plant rooms and storage are located in a basement. The habitable rooms in the basement are provided with natural daylight.  The building is constructed from prefabricated solid KLH cross-laminated timber panels. These structural panels are used for all of the above ground walls, floors and roof.

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Carbon Calculation

  • KLH cross-laminated timber volume for the Woodside Lodge is 324m3
  • KLH panels removed approximately 259.2 tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere
  • 12.6 tonnes of emitted CO2 from transporting the KLH panels from Austria to Milton Keynes
  • Offsetting the CO2 emissions from the transport therefore shows a 'nett gain' of 246.6 tonnes (CO2 removed from the atmosphere)


Ultimately, the timber superstructure for the Woodside Lodge contains approximately 77.8 tonnes of sequestered/stored carbon


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Project Details

Project Value: Confidential

Project Dates: 2008

Services: Supply and Erect

Timber Volume: 324m3

Build Period: 5 weeks

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Design Team

Architect: David Grindley Architects

Engineer: Tapsel Wade & Partners

Contractor: Deejak Builders (Rushden)

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RIBA East Midlands Awards

Short-listed for the Building Better Health Care Awards


Short-listed for the Wood Awards

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Woodside Lodge