- Article by Online Editor
Lendlease has lodged a planning application with the Department of Planning & Environment for an engineered timber office building at Barangaroo South. This will be the second of its kind for the award-winning urban precinct.
The application, which is subject to the department’s approval following public exhibition, proposes a ‘sister building’ to International House Sydney.
Rob Deck, Managing Director of Barangaroo South, said Australia’s first engineered timber office building, International House Sydney. which was completed in 2017, received an extraordinary amount of interest from a broad cross-section of the property industry, business sector and general public.
The building will be located on Hickson Road in front of Tower 1, International Towers Sydney, and like International House Sydney will, when completed in late 2019, provide a gateway to a thriving mixed-use precinct of restaurants, cafes, shops and services.
The application proposes a building with a total commercial floor space of approximately 10,000 square metres NLA and a typical floorplate of approximately 1,700 square metres NLA.
With engineering by Lendlease’s DesignMake business and architecture by Tzannes Associates, which also designed International House Sydney, the building offers ground level retail tenancies and six floors of office space constructed from cross laminated timber and glulam (glue laminated timber), a building material with a structural strength akin to concrete and steel.
Lendlease is committed to achieving innovative and sustainable solutions targeting a 6 Star Green Star Design and As Built rating and in excess of a 5 Star NABERS Energy Base Building rating. It will be serviced by end-of-trip bicycle facilities located in the basement.
This building will be Lendlease’s sixth engineered timber building in Australia, joining its neighbour International House Sydney, 25 King in Brisbane, Forte Apartments and Library at The Dock in Melbourne, and Jordan Springs Community Hub in Western Sydney.
International House Sydney won four awards at the Wood Solutions’ Australian Timber Design Awards in the categories of Public or Commercial Building, Sustainability, People’s Choice and the overall 2017 Australian Timber Design Award.