Designed by architects Bates Smart, the tower will be built from cross-laminated timber (CLT) supplied by Stora Enso and glue laminated timber, or glulam.
Prefabricated panels for the tower will be produced at new start-up manufacturing plant in Sydney owned by Lendlease call Design Make.
In total, almost 15,000sq m of space will be available over 10 levels of the building.
“The property at 5 King is the latest example of high-performance workplaces setting new benchmarks in environmentally sustainable building practices,” said Lendlease’s chief executive for property Kylie Rampa.
The tower’s primary tenant, engineering firm Aurecon, also has a strong connection to the project as its lead engineer.
Aurecon’s Queensland regional director Neil Barr said: “Not only do we take pride in the structural, ESD and building services engineering design, but the building will house some 600 Brisbane staff.”
The new tower is targeting a 6 Green Star Design & As Built rating, with sustainably sourced, engineered timber classes, energy efficient LED lighting, occupancy sensors, optimised air-conditioning and rooftop rainwater harvesting. It is due for completion in 2018.■ www.batessmart.com