Render of the proposed chapel: Image courtesy of Anthony Carlile

Render of the proposed chapel: Image courtesy of Anthony Carlile

Stroud Chapel

Stroud Chapel is a new building to be constructed using Cross Laminated Timber Panels (CLT) and glulam on a reinforced concrete piled substructure. 

The timber frame is exposed internally as a feature of the chapel space and uses an innovative ‘folded plate’ technique reminiscent of stone vaulting in historic cathedrals. 

The CLT is analysed using Finite Element software to quantify the inherent stiffness in the two-way spanning panel and composite action with the glulam rib stiffeners.  

Architect: Nicolas Pople