Second timber building, Daramu House, to call Barangaroo Home

25 June 2018

Lendlease: Barangaroo South has further cemented its reputation as Australia’s best property development with planning approval for a second engineered timber office building being granted.

The building will be known as Daramu House, which means “tree house” in the aboriginal Sydney Language
[1] (also known as Dharug and Eora). Its construction will follow the successful completion of International House Sydney at Barangaroo in 2017.

Daramu House will be Lendlease’s sixth engineered timber building in Australia, and the third project to have come out of the company’s precision timber manufacturing centre in Eastern Creek, Western Sydney.

The new building, which will be completed in late 2019, fronts Hickson Road and will be an outstanding addition to Barangaroo South’s already thriving mixed-use precinct of restaurants, cafes, shops and services.

Daramu House will consist of more than 10,000 m2 of commercial floor space and approximately 680 m2 of new retail. Building on Barangaroo’s already well-established green credentials, Daramu House will include the use of sustainable timbers, as well as roof-top planting to capture rain, and solar photo-voltaic cells to enable power to the building and the precinct.

Quotes attributable to Rob Deck, Managing Director, Barangaroo South.

“Daramu House will provide tenants with health and wellbeing benefits combined with a warm, clean and natural environment.”

“This building will be Lendlease’s sixth engineered timber building in Australia, joining its neighbour, International House Sydney as well as 25 King St in Brisbane, the Forte Apartments and Library at The Dock in Melbourne, and the Jordan Springs Community Hub in Western Sydney.

“With engineering by Lendlease’s DesignMake business, Daramu House will offer ground level retail tenancies, six floors of office space constructed from cross laminated timber and glulam (glue laminated timber), a building material with a structural strength akin to concrete and steel.

“Lendlease is committed to achieving innovative and sustainable solutions. Barangaroo South has already achieved Australia’s first 6 star Green Star Communities rating and WELL Certification for Core & Shell at the Platinum level, the highest certification available.





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