Modified glulam used for London restaurant

19 November 2018

Accoya glulam has been used for a new restaurant in London.

The modified wood was used in the latest branch of The Ivy Collection in Canada Square Park, Canary Wharf.

The new brasserie, designed by architect William Conway of William Matthews Associates, saw firm Wiehag as the timber construction partner.

The Ivy in the Park is constructed from glulam and cross-laminated timber: internal members are made from spruce, whilst external beams and columns are glulam Accoya. The specification of Accoya wood further extended to the rainscreen trellis which covers the external walls.

A total of 47 Accoya glulam beams and 42 glulam columns and 740m2 of rainscreen trellis were required. Wiehag machined it into the glulam beams and columns – alongside the trellis – and finished in the factory with a Remmers Aqua HSL 35 Grey Stain prior to installing on-site.

Canary Wharf Group, who has overseen the largest urban regeneration project ever undertaken in Europe, wanted timber to be used for the external facade of the project but with a low maintenance solution.