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Woodland Trust Headquarters

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When the Woodland Trust required a new headquarters building in Grantham, as the UK’s leading charity for protecting our woodland heritage, sustainability and innovation were among the top requirements.

Ridge was appointed for the duration of the project to provide services from the feasibility stage through to completion of construction of the new, bespoke building. Having worked successfully on a large array of highly sustainable buildings, our experts were able to bring our extensive knowledge and experience of the latest green technology to the project, ensuring cutting edge techniques could be delivered within budget.

The resulting 2,720m² office building in Grantham is a curved, single-storey structure that graduates into three storeys, creating an enclosed, landscaped courtyard, which is used as a social space. The structure comprises cross-laminated timber with timber cladding and a single span ‘green’ roof.

The building achieved a BREEAM sustainability of Excellent. The sustainable innovation highlights of the scheme include concrete radiators, which absorb heat built-up during the day, external Brise Soleil and internal light shelves that deflect and maximise sunlight and a system of voids to provide natural ventilation.

The office space created is contemporary, practical and flexible, while also highly energy-efficient. The building contributes positively to the local area in terms of design and open space, and in demonstrating quality, sustainability and how to use funds frugally while meeting excellent design standards.

The Woodland Trust headquarters has won and been shortlisted for numerous prizes. These include winning the RICS East Midlands 2011 award for sustainability and Sustainability Magazine’s Design & Architecture award for 2011.

Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

Woodland Trust Headquaters - Projects - Ridge & Partners LLP

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