It is understood around two thirds of the Woodworks development will be made from cross laminated timber (CLT), The building will feature a ground floor lobby, retail space and four large upper levels that can be interlinked to create an open plan space of almost 8000 square metres.
With the scheme set to span an existing two level concrete building, is understood the use of CLT is integral to the design of a light weight superstructure on top of a preexisting construction.
It is expected the tower will carry 5.5-star NABERS and Green Star ratings.
CLT is integral to the design of a lightweight superstructure at the Woodworks scheme in Melbourne
Sustainability and occupant health are also being viewed as key benefits of the use of CLT in the Woodworks building, which will feature open floor plans, exposed timber high ceilings, abundant natural light, natural ventilation and an energy efficient, low-temperature variable air volume system. Melbourne’s Docklands has become a destination for CLTconstructed buildings, including Lendlease’s 10-storey Forte apartment building on Bourke Street, completed in 2012, and, also by Lendlease, the 3000-square-metre Docklands Library, constructed in 10 weeks in 2014. ■