Australia’s tallest engineered timber office building, 25 King, officially opened on 22 November 2018.
The first of its kind in the Australian property market, 25 King includes extensive use of innovative and sustainable building materials – glue laminated timber structural beams and columns and cross laminated timber floors – as well as state-of-the-art technology to deliver a true workplace of the future.
Designed and manufactured by Lendlease and sold to Impact Investment Group (IIG), the ground floor plus nine-storey timber commercial tower features open and flexible office space complemented by exposed timber structures to create a contemporary and creative studio environment.
Global engineering firm, Aurecon, now occupies 43.5 percent of the net lettable area, with IIG working with Lendlease to secure new tenants for the remaining office space.
25 King 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.
“Delivering the next generation of sustainable workplaces is a wonderful achievement for the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct,” said John Burton, Lendlease’s managing director, urban regeneration.
He continued, “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.
“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. The commitment to our precincts, strengthens our belief in creating the best places for our employees, customers, the environment and the community.”
IIG’s head of funds management – real estate, Darren Brusnahan, said: “Lendlease is creating the kind of precinct that helps make cities great. 25 King is the definition of a connected, collaborative workspace for high-performance teams.
“We think 25 King’s superb environmental credentials and tenant amenity will make a great contribution to its investment performance. With our community of investors, we’re immensely proud to take ownership of this brilliant building.”