The Salvation Army Chelmsford Corps Building

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Location: Essex

Client: The Salvation Army

Project Year: 2009

Cost: N/A

Constructed entirely of timber and 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, which is 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 pasers-by and lifts and otherwise drab neighbourhood.

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