Project Description


Lend Lease, Places Victoria, City of Melbourne

Project Value:

$13 million

Project Design:

Clare Design & Hayball


Lend Lease

Located at the intersection of Collins Street and Bourke Street, the new Docklands Library and Community Centre development is a three storey resource for Docklands residents.

The building incorporates a modern library, community multi-purpose meeting rooms, outdoor reading area and exhibition spaces.

The library was constructed atop a 100 year old timber wharf requiring the innovative use of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT) for structural and cladding elements. CLT delivers a viable alternative to concrete and steel that can similar loadings to prefabricated concrete but requires less foundation, cutting construction time by as much as a third.

WT provided full quantity surveying services for the project.