Jonathan Chancellor | 19 December 2012

Forté scaffolding comes down, unwrapping the world's tallest timber building

Forté scaffolding comes down, unwrapping the world's tallest timber building

The scaffolding surrounding Lend Lease’s timber Docklands development Forté has come down, revealing the tallest timber residential building in the world.

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

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Buyers are expected to move in next month, with the official launch to be held in late February. 

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The $11 million project makes use of the lightweight cross-laminated timber (CLT), commonly used in Europe, which has a structural strength similar to concrete and steel.

There are be 23 apartments in the 32-metre, 10-storey building. Prices start from $435,000 for a 59-square-metre one-bedroom apartment, climbing to the high $600,000s for a two-bedroom, two-bathroom pad, with the penthouses reaching $795,000.

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

 

Forté's pictorial timeline

 


 

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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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Forte's progress as of December 20

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