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Client: Lancashire Wildlife Trust

Architect: Adam Khan Architects

​​Value: £7M


James was the Structural Lead for this RIBA competition winning project with Adam Khan Architects, the only floating building of its kind in the UK.

A reinforced concrete pontoon supports the Centre's five buildings, rising and falling with the water level. Each building is made from a geometric pattern of carefully designed glulam portal frames. Structural Insulated Panels (SIPs) form the outer skin, providing a high level of insulation and air-tightness.

Completed in 2011 whilst at Price & Myers. 

Awards: RIBA National Award 2012; RIBA North West Sustainability Award 2012; Wood Award 2011; Civic Trust Award & Special Award for Sustainability 2012;

​Image credits: Adam Khan Architects; Ioana Marinescu

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"James is a terrific engineer and a great pleasure to work with. His creativity, ingenuity and rigour have been instrumental to the success of our projects over the years"

Adam Khan, Director, Adam Khan Architects - 2021

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