Docklands tower Forté now the tallest timber residential building in the world as it tops out at 10 storeys

Docklands tower Forté now the tallest timber residential building in the world as it tops out at 10 storeys
Docklands tower Forté now the tallest timber residential building in the world as it tops out at 10 storeys

Lend Lease’s timber Docklands development Forté has topped out after just 16 weeks, making it the tallest timber residential building in the world.

Construction started in the first week of June, with levels rapidly added.

Windows and insulation are now being installed. Construction of the building is expected to be completed in mid-October.

The building is constructed from cross-laminated timber, which Lend Lease say has a structural strength similar to concrete and steel.

“Concrete and steel buildings are carbon intensive but timber, as well as being renewable, has the advantage of storing carbon. Timbers used are also sourced from certified sustainably managed forests,” says Lend Lease’s Murray Coleman.

“With the structure being built entirely from CLT, Forté will reduce CO2 equivalent emissions by more than 1,400 tonnes when compared to concrete and steel – the equivalent of removing 345 cars from our roads.”

There will be 23 apartments in the 32-metre, 10-storey building, priced from $430,000 to $795,000.

Construction of the building is meant to quieter, more efficient, faster and safer than construction with more traditional materials.

Property Observer visited the site, where work continued despite strong winds.

Lend Lease has started marketing for the campaign but is still in the registration of interest stage.

 

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Forté's progress as of June 8

 

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Forté's progress as of June 29

 

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Forté's progress as of July 13

Forté's progress as of August 20

Forté's progress as of September 7

 

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Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

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