On 28 May 2018, leading property and infrastructure company, Lendlease, provided a first glimpse inside the world’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building which is currently under construction at 25 King Street, Brisbane.
The first of it’s kind in the Australian property market, 25 King includes extensive use of innovative and sustainable building materials – glue laminated timber structural beams and columns and cross laminated timber (CLT) floors – as well as state-of-the-art technology to deliver a true workplace of the future. The 45-metre, nine-story building is also set to have the largest gross floor area for an engineered timber off building in the world, for now. Competition across the world is fierce as the benefits of the technology become better understood.
In total, the building is using 4824 cubic metres of CLT and 1415 cubic metres of glulam. Lendlease said that amount of wood could be regenerated by the Austrian spruce forests it is sourced from in as little as six hours, as spruce trees were “an exceptionally fast-growing species”.
Lendlease CEO, Dale Connor, stated “25 King really is the next generation of sustainability, being carbon neutral through the construction phase and completely recyclable at the end of its life. Compared to a traditional concrete and steel construction, the pre-formed engineered timber construction means no waste and an energy saving of at least 40 per cent”.
The building is also targeting 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built and WELL Core and Shell ratings, and is due for completion in late 2018.
See below some images released from Lendlease.