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Health & wellbeing at the core of Buildcorp’s fourth mass timber project

Buildcorp has started on site at The Bond, Norwest for our valued Client Mulpha, to deliver what will be amongst Australia’s first health facilities purpose built from mass timber. To mark the construction progress, Buildcorp proudly joined project partners and Hills Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne this week for a ceremonial tree planting on site. 

Image: Mulpha Developments Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer addresses event attendees

Image: Hill Shire Mayor Dr Michelle Byrne and Jie Pittman of the Darug, Wiradjuri, Yuin, Kooma & Ngemba Nations, who laid the Kangaroo pelts for the Welcome to Country ceremony

Mulpha’s next generation workplace at The Bond will offer world leading wellness initiatives over seven storeys. Architects fitzpatrick + partners used biophilic design as inspiration behind engineered Cross Laminated Timber and Glulam timber structure and high performance glass façade that maximises views to the external greenery.

The project is designed to meet 5 Star Green Star standards, with flexible spaces for commercial workplace and medical tenancies, including an oncology bunker and three levels of basement car parking.

Buildcorp’s strong expertise in health and mass timber construction has seen the team develop solutions to fortify the oncology bunker and carefully manage the timber through its procurement, logistics, installation and testing.

The wellbeing design focus has already attracted two major tenants in Dr Antony Lighten’s IVF Clinic and reproductive surgery, and GensisCare’s new cancer treatment centre.

Image: Digital render of The Bond

Buildcorp Managing Director Tony Sukkar AM said:
“The Bond is Buildcorp’s fourth mass timber project and health facilities have long been part of our core expertise. The wellbeing benefits of timber buildings start during construction where the site is more ambient, creating a positive impact for workers and neighbours.

“Buildcorp strongly aligns with Mulpha’s purpose to create an innovative and sustainable facility that will enhance the wellbeing and productivity of occupants, and bring new opportunity to the local community.”

The Bond plays a key role in Mulpha’s long-term commitment to the transformation of Norwest Business Park into a world-leading innovation, lifestyle and economic hub. 

Mulpha Developments Executive General Manager, Tim Spencer said:
“We are thrilled to commence construction on this cutting-edge building which will set the standard for quality and innovation as Norwest transforms into a major residential, commercial, and retail hub in Sydney’s economic growth corridor along the Metro Norwest.

“The Bond’s location and focus on wellness and sustainability is appealing to high quality knowledge companies who want to attract and inspire the best staff and offer an appealing environment for clients.

“In addition to offering design flexibility and unique aesthetics, these new-age timber technologies have incredible strength and efficiency, and the potential to be carbon-neutral over their lifecycle, something increasingly attractive to blue-chip clients.”

Other key project partners include: structural engineers TTW and Project Innovator’s Adam Strong.

Image: Aerial shot of The Bond during the ceremony