Designing with Timber for Inclusive Learning Environments

Time: 14:00 - 14:45


We will hear from educators and estates professionals about the challenges of designing spaces that are flexible, secure, and provide additional options for special needs settings. Self-contained timber frame buildings are used for studios, break out spaces, treatment and sensory rooms as well as classrooms. Hear about the profound impact they can have for staff and students.

Natural building design not only saves money but can improve educational outcomes and well being

  • biophilic design principles are proven to improve educational outcomes and enhance well-being for staff and children
  • timber, low stimulus and outdoor access suits children with special needs
  • sustainable materials and modular offsite manufacture saves money and energy in construction
  • energy savings through zero operational carbon buildings can be re-invested in education

Our panel includes Matthew Ellis, National Facilities Manager at Acorn Care and Education, Kiran Hingorani, CEO, Swalcliffe Park School, Jayne Wilson, CEO, Petty Pool Trust and Mark Brown, Consultant at TG Escapes.



  • James Lee Event Director & Chair of the Advisory Group - Inclusive Learning Environments Show

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