The STA is currently the country's leading timber organisation, which represents a wide membership of businesses and people involved in construction using engineered timber, from across the UK.
The STA leads the industry on quality, health & safety, education, technical knowledge and customer service. The STA's activities include seminars, factory tours, research, provision of information, networking, advocacy and discussion.
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The Structural Timber Awards reward outstanding projects, innovative products and dynamic people that are promoting excellence in structural timber across the UK. The Awards will be presented at a high profile dinner on 19 October 2016 at the National Conference Centre, Birmingham attracting over 500 national business leaders and high profile decision makers from the construction industry. Booking your table is easy! Simply head to www.structuraltimberawards.co.uk but hurry- bookings are going fast!
The original project design was a Private Finance Initiative (PFI) new-build, officially approved with a budget of £45 million. The Devon Partnership NHS Foundation Trust felt this was unaffordable and instead used a Procure21+ contract funding process to bring the entire project within the budget constraints of £27 million. This included the replacement of the existing regional medium-secure unit, the Butler Clinic, with a new medium-secure facility to hold 60 beds, divided into four ward areas.
The majority of the original hospital site was built in the 1930’s and had been in need of either renovation or replacement for a long period of time. The site houses the Trust’s forensic service which provides care and treatment...