Designed and manufactured by Lendlease, 25 King in Brisbane – Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building – has been officially opened.
Queensland Minister for Industrial Relations Grace Grace and Impact Investment Group (IIG), the new building owners, joined Lendlease to celebrate the unveiling.
The property includes use of sustainable building materials, including glue-laminated timber structural beams and columns and cross-laminated timer floors.
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.
Aurecon now occupies 43.5 per cent of the net lettable area, with IIG working with Lendlease to secure new tenants for the remaining office space.
Lendlease Managing Director, Urban Regeneration, John Burton said the project is a wonderful achievement for the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct.
“25 King is the latest example of high-performance workplaces setting new benchmarks in environmentally sustainable building practices with strong connections between timber and human health within the built environment,” Mr. Burton said.
“The building demonstrates greener and healthier ways of working. This creates a workplace that lives and breathes a culture of collaboration providing workers with a sense of belonging.”