designTimber – New Temple Complex

Join us for the first in our new series of designTimber 2024 webinars, where we learn from the multidisciplinary team behind the New Temple Complex.


Date: Wednesday 21 February 2024

Time: 13.00 – 14.00 pm

Location: Online


The designTimber series begins with the New Temple Complex, winner of both the Gold and Education & Public Sector Awards in last year’s Wood Awards.

This multi-faith community complex utilizes engineered timber frames and offsite manufacturing to create a series of exquisitely serene buildings. At the heart of the project, a prefabricated glulam lantern structure forms the majestic domed roof of the temple. A library, chapels, community hall, foyer and kitchen are all equally beautifully realized with a rigorous fabric first approach.

During the webinar lead architect Steve Wilkinson from James Gorst Architects and structural engineer Duncan Walters from Eckersley O’Callaghan will be joined by timber frame specialist Nick Horton from Pacegrade to provide insight into the design and process behind the creation of this multi-faith community complex.


Confirmed speakers:

Steve Wilkinson – project architect, James Gorst Architects

Duncan Walters – structural engineer, Eckersley O’Callaghan

Nick Horton – timber frame specialist, Pacegrade


This event is free to attend. Please login or create an account to register.

  • Event short description (used on home page):

    Join us for the first designTimber 2024 webinar and learn from the multidisciplinary team behind the New Temple Complex.