The Kantor Centre of Excellence has been shortlisted in this year’s Wood Awards.

This 3,200m2 new build and refurbishment project on a restricted site near King’s Cross is the first centre of excellence for children and young people’s mental health in England. 

The new structure – serving the Pears Family School – wraps around an existing chocolate factory dating from 1915 – for the Anna Freud Centre – and incorporates a double basement with two storeys at the rear, and a single basement with six storeys at the front. The composite timber and concrete structure utilises the lightweight and low carbon qualities of timber while taking advantage of the properties of concrete. 

Read more about the project here.