Hackney in the UK will soon be home to the world’s largest timber tower as the area embraces a green building revolution. Work is under way on a 10-storey development which will provide 121 homes and 3,460 sqm of commercial space using 3,000 cubic metres of timber.

It is the second timber tower to be built in the area in the last two years, after the nearby £10million nine-storey Murray Grove development was completed in March. Made out of plywood, the development is part of a new generation of timber buildings springing up across Europe, including proposals for a 35-storey in Paris and 34-storey building in Stockholm.

Andrew Waugh, of architects Waugh Thistleton behind the Dalston Lane scheme, which will be finished next summer, said: “The technology has come on in leaps and bounds over the past 20 years. We are talking about very solid, engineered timber. To see the image http://www.fridayoffcuts.com/index.cfm?id=630#9

Source: www.standard.co.uk