Waugh Thistleton gets OK for revised timber-frame office building in Maidenhead

By Ariana Hashtrudi
April 19, 2024
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: International

Waugh Thistleton Architects’ revised plans for a timber-frame office building in Maidenhead have been given the green light. The local council voted to approve the six-storey building, which will provide more than 6,000 sq m of office space, earlier this week. Known as ‘Trehus’, the Norwegian word for ‘house of wood’, it aims to cut embodied carbon levels by 40% in comparison to a concrete frame. The building has been developed in a joint venture between London developer Hub and Norwegian investment management company, Smedvig. …Waugh Thistleton’s proposal has been revised from already approved plans for a seven-storey building on the site. Hub and Smedvig said they would be able to provide the same level of floorspace in the new plans despite it being one storey shorter.

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