Lendlease, has provided a first glimpse inside what it calls the world’s tallest and largest engineered timber office building that is currently under construction, 25 King, at Brisbane Showgrounds.
The first of its 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.
According to Lend Lease, six of 25 King’s nine levels completed in less than 12 months, a resulting benefit of construction using engineered timber.
25 King is Lendlease’s fifth engineered timber building in Australia and one of several timber projects the company currently has underway across the country.
Lendlease Building CEO Dale Connor says that the engineered timber construction method at 25 King was not only having time and cost efficiencies but also a reduction of construction waste.
“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.”
Global engineering firm Aurecon will occupy 43.5 per cent of the net lettable area, with IIG joining with developer Lendlease to secure new tenants for the remaining office space.