World’s Tallest Wood Office Building for Wellington

Property magnate Sir Bob Jones has caught the timber bug. Convinced of the speed, safety and environmental benefits of wood construction, he is channelling his vast commercial property knowledge and experience into plans for a 52m high 12-storey wood office building in central Wellington, to be completed in 2018.

Comprising a combination of LVL frames and CLT floors, at 1/5th the weight of concrete the structure will be light enough to sit on the foundations of the building it replaces.

Hear Sir Bob talking about his project at http://www.radionz.co.nz/national/programmes/ninetonoon/audio/201854224/world-s-tallest-wooden-office-building-for-wellington