Pacegrade is celebrating after two of its projects were victorious at the Structural Timber Awards 2023 – including the best overall winner.
Pacegrade worked with Beard Construction and James Gorst Architects on the construction of the White Eagle Lodge complex, which has won both the Low Energy Project of the Year and the main award of Winner of Winners.
Situated in the South Downs National Park, the complex has been conceived as a composition of orthogonal pavilions unified by a cloistered walkway, facing onto an open central courtyard. The low impact building contains numerous environmental technologies and was completed in 2022.
The Black & White Building scooped the Commercial Project of the Year award. Designed by Waugh Thistleton Architects and Daytrip Studios, it was launched in January 2023 to universal acclaim from the UK architectural community.
The game-changing structure showcases and celebrates the use of timber in contemporary urban architecture on every level. It is the tallest mass-timber commercial building in Central London – and the first for over 400 years.
Nick Horton, director at Pacegrade, said: “We’re thrilled that these two outstanding projects have been recognised at this year’s Structural Timber Awards. The event truly demonstrates the quality and diversity of UK timber design and the exceptional performance benefits and sustainable credentials of structural timber. To win three separate industry awards, including Winner of Winners, is hugely rewarding for Pacegrade and all of the professional teams that have delivered these developments.”
The Structural Timber Awards celebrate architectural achievements and engineering ingenuity in timber construction, and feature compelling examples of what can be achieved using the most natural and sustainable of materials.
Over 200 entries were received in 2023, with winners chosen by a panel of expert judges from across the built environment.