Western Australia’s first office tower to be built from cross-laminated timber has been given the go-ahead.

The six-storey sustainable office development will be built in Fremantle’s East End and include a small bar and restaurant on the ground floor, five levels of office space in the upper floors and a basement level housing a car stacker, pump room and water tank.

Other sustainability features include an operable glass facade to circulate fresh air and deliver maximum sunlight to all levels of the building, a solar photovoltaic and battery storage system and a commercial greywater system.

Mayor Brad Pettitt said, “In recent years in Fremantle we’ve seen the construction of some really exciting sustainable buildings that are better places to live and work in, better for the environment and cheaper to operate. To be home to WA’s first timber framed office building will only enhance Fremantle’s reputation as a leader in sustainable development.”

The development will be built by Yolk Property Group and Harris Jenkins Architects.

Image credit: City of Fremantle