Langley, British Columbia is set to become the home of the Fraser Valley’s first ever residential mass timber development. Legacy on Park Avenue is a six storey mid-rise project that uses mass timber in the form of Cross Laminated Timber (CLT). The Canadian Wood Council has confirmed this is also the very first application in Canada for a CLT Firewall.
Legacy on Park Avenue features two and three bedroom condominiums that set the standard for architecture in the Fraser Valley. The eye-catching project combines state of the art advanced building systems with CLT panels to create a building unlike anything the Fraser Valley has seen before.
Built by MDM Construction, the project showcases an extremely unique architectural design by Keystone Architecture, and made possible by the CLT panels used in its construction. The project’s curved “flying” balconies were a key element of the design that could only be brought to fruition with the use of CLT panels.
Steve Rempel, partner at MDM Construction describes the superiority of CLT, “The speed, fit, and finish of the CLT panels cannot be matched in conventional framing. The material’s ability to span in two directions at the same time has opened up new structural framing possibilities, allowing us to bring projects like Legacy to life.”
Beyond the superior design capabilities, the prefabricated engineered wood panels in the form of CLT, are a sustainable alternative to traditional materials. The innovative building material supports the environment, reducing the carbon footprint of the structure, creating healthier homes for the community. In addition to the seismic resilience and positive environmental impact, the CLT Panels work to reduce the transfer of heat and noise by approximately 35 per cent the rate of a concrete system.
Construction at Legacy is well underway with its completion slated for July, 2020.