Barangaroo’s Second Timber Tower Reaches Peak


Lendlease’s second timber building in Sydney’s Barangaroo has reached structural completion.

Situated in Barangaroo South’s commercial precinct, the timber building has spanned a seven-month construction timeline and has been built from around 1,750 pieces of timber.

Designed by architect Alec Tzannes, and located at 1 Sussex Street, the listed property group's project was approved in July last year.

It also sits next to Australia’s first commercial timber building, International House Sydney.

Daramu House, which means “tree” house in the Aboriginal language of Sydney district, is leased to co-working provider WeWork who will occupy all six floors of office space.

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The building is made from approximately 2,500 cubic metres of cross laminated timber CLT and 2,200 cubic metres of glulam (glue laminated timber).
The building is made from approximately 2,500 cubic metres of cross laminated timber and 2,200 cubic metres of glulam (glue laminated timber)

A Lendlease-managed entity, Daramu House Trust, is funding the development and will own the asset once complete later this year.

Lendlease executive general manager Leanne Boyle described Daramu House as the last piece of the puzzle for the commercial precinct that will comprise commercial, residential, public and open space.

“This building is another example of our integrated model in action,” she said.

Related: Lendlease Lists Barangaroo ‘Bird Nest’ Building

1 Sussex Street
1 Sussex Street

The precinct is also home to companies Accenture, Origin Energy and PwC.

Barangaroo South is part of the larger $6 billion development of Barangaroo.

Lendlease's $140 million tower at 25 King Street in Brisbane opened in November last year as Australia's tallest timber building at 45-metres high.

Related: Construction Update: Crown's $2.2bn Barangaroo Tower

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