NZ’s biggest laminated wood building takes shape

Photo: Gerard O'Brien.
Photo: Gerard O'Brien.
Main structural work on the four-level east wing (lower structure at centre foreground) is moving closer to completion at Otago Polytechnic’s innovative $20 million accommodation village in Union St, Dunedin.

Roofing has already been added to the taller, five-level west wing (at right).

It  is the first time specialised  laminated timber has  been used to create a multi-storey building in Dunedin.

When completed, it will be the largest laminated wood building, by volume, in the country and also the tallest of its kind.

The timber products are  prefabricated in Nelson.

The accommodation village will house 231 beds and be the first student residential complex fully owned by Otago Polytechnic.  

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