The Salvation Army

A new worship hall has been constructed from cross-laminated timber. The external envelope is zinc clad and the panels are arranged to form a large assembly hall as well as cellular ancillary spaces. The technology is exploited with a wide range of cut-outs including a thirteen metre tall tower element made from a single timber panel. All walls, floors and roof were fully prefabricated and erected in 24 days.



RIBA Award, 2010


Chelmsford, Essex

Project value

£2 million