Timber raises its building sites

Peter Buchan

TIMBER apartments will sprout out of the tops of carparks across the city if Peter Buchan has his way.

The developer wants to build the multi-level towers using an innovative building material known as cross-laminated timber (CLT).

And he says carparks offer a cost-effective platform for the lightweight, high-rise structures.

“What we’re trying to do is create a product that has never been done before,” he says.

“If we can build affordable, high-yield residential property built over air space, we are going to repopulate the city a lot quicker.”

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