Maggies Centre Oldham Building, English CLT Architecture, Hardwood Cross-Laminated Timber Design

Maggie’s Oldham Building

Cancer Caring Centre Development in North Manchester design by dRMM architects, UK

9 Aug 2017

Maggie’s Oldham Building News

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Maggie’s Oldham Building Shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2017

Built in the grounds of NHS cancer hospitals, Maggie’s Centres offer free practical and emotional support for people affected by cancer.

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Photos by Alex de Rijke of dRMM unless stated otherwise

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The design of Maggie’s Oldham is less about form and more about content.

Supported on slender columns, the building floats above a garden framed by pine, birch and tulip poplar trees.

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From a central oasis, a tree grows up through the building, bringing nature inside.

Maggie’s Oldham is the first permanent building constructed from sustainable tulipwood CLT, following on from dRMM and AHEC’s development of the material.

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The tulipwood has been carefully detailed to bring out its natural beauty.

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The slatted ceiling was created from wood left over from the CLT fabrication process, ensuring no waste.

Maggie’s Oldham landscape |

photo : Jasmin Sohi

Maggie’s Oldham building interior |

photo : Jasmin Sohi

Maggie’s Oldham interior |

photo : Jasmin Sohi

Externally the building is draped in custom-fluted, thermally modified tulipwood.

Location: Oldham
Architect: dRMM
Client/Owner: Maggie’s
Structural Engineer: Booth King UK
Timber Advice & Procurement Liaison: American Hardwood Export Council
Main Contractor/Builder: Parkinson Building Contractors
Structural Timber Subcontractor: Züblin TimberWood Supplier
Machining of Fluted Cladding: Morgan Timber
Window Manufacturer: Falegnameria Aresi
Wood Supplier: Middle Tennessee Lumber (Tulipwood)
Wood Species: American Tulipwood, American White Oak

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photo from Wood Awards

Maggie’s Oldham Building

photo : Tony Barwell


Maggie’s Oldham information / images received from Wood Awards

Wood Awards Shortlisting for Maggie’s Oldham Building

Maggies Centre in Oldham – excerpts below

27 + 26 Sep 2016

Maggies Centre Oldham News

Maggies Centre in Oldham News

Design: dRMM architects

World’s first building created using hardwood CLT underway

Construction has begun on the world’s first permanent building created using hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT). Designed by architects, de Rijke Marsh Morgan (dRMM) Maggie’s Oldham is the first building to utilise the beauty and strength of the sustainable material.

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Alex de Rijke architect at dRMM:
Alex de Rijke architect at dRMM
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