Cutting carbon with sustainable timber...

A new residential construction project in London – said to be one the largest of its type – is employing cross-laminated timber instead of concrete in order to save carbon.

The Dalston Lane development in Hackney is to use more than 3,500m3 of the sustainable timber (CLT), making it the largest project of its kind globally, claimed engineers at Ramboll. The 121 units are spread over 10 storeys. The overall height of the building is more than 33 metres. It will provide “significant residential capacity” over 12,500 square metres, and more than 3,400 square metres of commercial space.

Ramboll CLT engineer Gavin White told The Engineer that the timber was much less heavy than concrete, making it ideal for lightweight construction...

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