15 May 2012 – Lend Lease will challenge the uber-sustainability profile of Grocon with its own 10-storey timber building to be launched on Friday at 807 Bourke Street, Docklands, Melbourne.

Lend Lease’s chief executive officer for the Australian business Mark Menhinnitt said the project would “unlock a new era for sustainable development by offering a viable alternative to traditional construction options which are carbon intensive.”

See our story on Grocon’s plans, announced in March last year, for a a 10-storey carbon neutral residential apartment building built from a high tech sustainably sourced laminated timber fabric: