Good Wood Business Issue 11 – April/May 2022

Date Published

21 September 2021

Document Type




Challenging times often pave the way for new business opportunities. Despite some difficult years as we navigated a perfect storm of global supply issues, labour shortages, Brexit and the Coronavirus pandemic, the timber supply chain now seems to be in a far better place to manage whatever lies ahead – so it’s time to look at the prospects the next 12 months could bring.

Case studies

The Believe in Better Building, a new building for Sky on its Osterley campus, lives up to its name. It is the tallest commercial timber building in the UK and one of very few multi-storey timber offices in the world.

The architect HawkinsBrown has used timber to create an elegant cathedral-like structure for a new swimming pool, a structure which is also corrosion-resistant, resilient and carbon-neutral.