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Wood Awards Commendation September 28, 2011

On 27th September 2011 The Apex at The Arc, Bury St Edmunds won a 'Highly Recommended' Wood Award for the Commercial & Public Access Sector.

The Apex is a flexible multi-purpose public hall with state-of-the-art acoustics and provides the civic focus for The Arc scheme.  The auditorium can be arranged to have a flat floor, or to form a raked theatre or theatre in the round and also houses a cafe, bars and lounge seating.  The scheme uses a mixture of American white oak, Siberian larch and European redwood.

The judges said:  "The auditorium is a real pleasure to be in with the clean lines of the galleries and the splendid timber roof".


The Wood Awards is the UK’s premier architecture and furniture competition celebrating excellence in design in the world’s most sustainable material. Now in its ninth year, the Wood Awards is the most respected award for building and design in wood.