The 10-storey $65 million tower is part of a luxury retirement village being built by Aveo at Sydney’s Norwest Business Park ‘Circa’ precinct.

The first of two main buildings due to be completed by late 2017 by construction company Strongbuild, it will be one of the county’s largest uses of cross-laminated timber (CLT) technology.

The builder opted to use CLT over traditional methods as it will save at least three months in construction time in addition to associated costs.

Known as Bella Vista, the 60,000sqm Norwest site will eventually be home to 449 independent living units over 10 buildings ranging from four to nine storeys, plus a 144-bed aged care facility.

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