Lendlease Opens Australia’s Tallest Timber Commercial Tower


Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building has been unveiled in Brisbane, standing 45-metres high.

Listed property group Lendlease this week officially opened Queensland’s first commercial building built almost entirely of timber, known as 25 King, located in Bowen Hills.

The ground floor plus nine-storey timber commercial tower is touted as “the first of its kind for the property market”.

The $140 million structure incorporates sustainable building materials such as glue laminated timber structural beams and columns and cross laminated timber floors.

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25 King Street is Australia's tallest commercial timber tower
25 King Street is Australia's tallest commercial timber tower

Lendlease partnered with funds manager Impact Investment Group to deliver the project.

Lendlease’s Urban Regeneration Managing Director John Burton says the building demonstrates greener and healthier ways of working.

“25 King is setting new benchmarks in environmentally sustainable building practices with strong connections between timber and human health within the built environment,” Burton said.

Bates Smart is the design team behind the timber tower in the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct, which Studio Director Basil Director said was the first to be completed for the design firm.

The building is targeting a 6-Star Green Star rating, a 5-Star NABERS Energy rating and a WELL Core & Shell rating to complement the precinct’s 6-Star Green Star – Communities rating.

Global engineering firm Aurecon occupies 43.5 per cent of the building’s 14,965sq m of net lettable area.

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