The global engineering and advisory firm will occupy four floors, or almost 6 500 m2 of office space in the landmark building. Aurecon has also provided structural engineering, ESD and building services engineering design to the project.
The superstructure of the ten-storey tower utilises a combination of revolutionary engineered Cross-Laminated Timber (CLT) and glulam (glue laminated timber). The glulam is used for the structural beams and columns, and the CLT for the floors, lift shafts and escape stairs.
The engineered timber has a lower carbon footprint than traditional building materials, and is sourced from certified sustainably-managed forests. It enables precise offsite prefabrication and safer onsite construction.
At a height of 52 m1, 25 King will be the tallest engineered-timber building in Australia and the largest of its type by gross floor area in the world.
The building design showcases the timber by expressing it as much as possible. Aurecon’s tenancy can celebrate the timber and create a contemporary and creative studio environment.
According to Neil Barr, Aurecon’s South Queensland Regional Director, the company has also taken an active role in reducing building costs through digital design and modularisation. “The next step in our planning will be to design the new fitout space to promote movement and collaboration between our teams and a positive working environment for our staff,” he said.
25 King Street is one of the projects to be delivered in the AUD2.9 billion renewal of the Brisbane Showgrounds precinct in Fortitude Valley, 1.5 km from the Brisbane CBD. The Showgrounds renewal started in 2011 and extends over 22 hectares of a brownfield site. It is one of the largest urban renewal initiatives in Australia, including 340 000 m2 of new residential, commercial and retail buildings.