The Wood and Wellness event, announced at the TTJ Awards in London on September 21 before a gathering of 400 timber sector guests, will take place early next year.

“It has long been believed that exposure to the natural world can have a positive impact on health and wellbeing,” said TTJ group editor Stephen Powney.

“Now this world of wellness is becoming a mega trend in the built environment, with building and interior design increasingly taking into account the health and wellbeing of occupants.”

Wood and Wellness will be held on February 13 in London and is aimed to educate and inform both the timber sector and architects/interior designers and construction professionals.

The event will cover latest research, case studies and panel discussion on a subject which could represent an opportunity for increased specification of timber products.

Studies examining the positive impact that greater exposure to nature/natural products can have on health and wellbeing have highlighted impressive benefits, including increased staff productivity, improved learning, higher attendance rates, faster recovery from serious illness and a greater general sense of wellbeing.

TTJ will bring together an expert panel, from a variety of sectors, at the event to discuss the role that sustainable timber can play.

“In a world of digital disruption and the internet of things, could our long term health and wellbeing be rooted in something as old as the trees?” added TTJ’s Stephen Powney.

For more information on the event contact Stephen Powney on 020 8269 7810 or Chidi Adilih on 0203 096 2607 /