Mid-Rise Wood Construction
The New Zealand Government has an international commitment to reduce carbon emissions and mitigate the effects of climate change.
The Mid-Rise Wood Construction partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries and Red Stag supports that initiative.
The partnership aims to encourage the use of New Zealand produced engineered mass-timber materials - cross-laminated timber panels, glulam beams and posts, laminated veneer lumber - and prefabrication - as an alternative to steel and concrete in the construction of mid-rise buildings. The lowest carbon design option is to build sustainable, social and environmental structures with wood.
Design funding is now available for qualifying, yet-to-be-constructed buildings as part of the Mid-Rise Wood Construction partnership. Funding of $100,000 - $300,000 per project depending on complexity and scale.
The Ministry for Primary Industries’ website has more information on the Mid-Rise Wood Construction partnership, including quarterly progress updates.
Key Goals | Mid-Rise Wood Construction
To support the development of both residential, public and commercial reference builds in New Zealand that can showcase the benefits of mass engineered timber.
A design funding contribution is now available for a limited number of qualifying, yet-to-be-constructed buildings as part of a partnership between the Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and Red Stag Investments.
Construction-Stage Site Tour of Largest Mass Timber Office Building in NZ – 90 Devonport Rd
Clearwater Quays Apartments, Christchurch
Site Tour – 90 Devonport Road
Location: 90 Devonport Road, Tauranga
L.T. McGuiness are currently working with Willis Bond and Tauranga City Council to deliver 90 Devonport Road, the largest mass timber office building in New Zealand.
This exciting project will set new standards for sustainability in development and construction in New Zealand, targeting a 100% reduction in embodied carbon and six-star Green Star and five-star NABERS ratings.