Constructed entirely of timber & cloaked in an undulating zinc roof, the £2 million Salvation Army Citadel Corps in Chelmsford provides 900 sq m new accommodation for the mission. The project illustrates our commitment to pioneering modern methods of construction to maximise the potential of sustainable materials. The building is constructed using a cross-laminated timber panel system, akin to jumbo plywood and offers all the advantages of reinforced concrete construction without the environmental cost. A rich variety of façade treatments, including a spectacular tower offers much to passers-by, lifts an otherwise drab neighbourhood.
Photography Keith Collie
2011 RIBA East Spirit Of Ingenuity. Building of the Decade
2009 RIBA Award
2009 RIBA East Building of the Year. Winner
2009 RIBA East Community Award. Winner
2009 ACE/RIBA Award for Religious Architecture. Winner