Project Profile

Location: Inverness

Building: Timber frame

Timber: Softwood with a plywood skin

Architect: Page + Park

Awards: Wood Awards, Andrew Doolan Award – Best Building in Scotland.


Maggies Centre

Maggie’s Centre in Inverness was opened in June 2005 drawing to a close an extremely interesting project for our timber engineering division.


The timber frame for Maggie’s Centre in Inverness is fabricated largely from softwood with a plywood skin. The walls have a ten degree rake on them and the majority of the surfaces in the building are curved. Transforming the design from a 3D CAD model into the structural skeleton for the building was carried out in our framing yard in Wiltshire. Each module was systematically marked full scale onto the setting out floor of the workshop so that critical dimensions could be accurately transferred to the material itself. In 2006 the building won the Andrew Doolan Award – Best Building in Scotland.