(Source: Design Build Services)

Vancouver Island’s first tall wood building is being constructed in Langford as of this afternoon.

The 12-storey mixed-use complex will be an addition to the municipality’s growing housing and business infrastructure, located at 2840 Peatt Road.

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According to developers, Design Build Services, the advantages of a wood building is include a reduction in timeline for construction, and sustainable forest management.

A groundbreaking ceremony to kick off construction will take place on Wednesday afternoon, attended by City of Langford Mayor Stewart Young, and representatives from Design Build Services and Colliers International.

In the meantime, here are some photo renderings of what the project is expected to look like:

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