Lendlease partners with Mitsubishi Estate Asia at Melbourne Quarter residential tower

Lendlease partners with Mitsubishi Estate Asia at Melbourne Quarter residential tower
Lendlease partners with Mitsubishi Estate Asia at Melbourne Quarter residential tower

Lendlease have secured one of Japan’s largest property companies, Mitsubishi Estate Asia, as a joint venture partner in Melbourne Quarter’s first residential building, East Tower.

Mitsubishi Estate Asia and Lendlease will each hold a 50 per cent interest in the 44-storey building – Lendlease’s largest residential tower in Australia – which will offer views over the CBD, the Yarra River and Port Phillip Bay.

Construction of East Tower commenced earlier this month.

Located at 628 Flinders Street, East Tower offers 719 one, two and three bedroom apartments, designed by internationally acclaimed Melbourne architectural firm Fender Katsalidis Architects; it is one of three residential towers approved for the site.

Kylie Rampa, Lendlease CEO for property, said the partnership with Mitsubishi was a strong vote of confidence in Melbourne’s apartment market and Lendlease’s vision for its latest urban regeneration project, Melbourne Quarter.

“The joint venture with Mitsubishi Estate Asia demonstrates the strength of our plans to revitalise the western end of Flinders Street into a new and thriving residential and commercial neighbourhood, including what will be our largest residential building in Australia,” Rampa said.

“We are reimagining this part of Melbourne’s CBD as a new city landmark, with more than 50 per cent of the precinct dedicated to public open space.

“This partnership with Mitsubishi furthers Lendlease’s strategy to engage with world-leading organisations to bring to life our vision to create the best places,” Ms Rampa said.

Lendlease partners with Mitsubishi Estate Asia at Melbourne Quarter residential tower

 

This is the second time Lendlease has partnered with Mitsubishi Estate Asia on a major project, following Mitsubishi and Ping An Real Estate signing with Lendlease as joint venture partners on Circular Quay Tower in Sydney last year.

Shojiro Kojima, Mitsubishi Estate Asia managing director, said the project will offer refine apartment living near the city.

Once finished, Melbourne Quarter will be home to 3,000 residents and 12,000 workers. The precinct will feature three public green spaces comprising a neighbourhood park next to East Tower, an elevated garden called the Skypark on Collins Street, and a new City Square at the heart of the precinct.

Melbourne Quarter’s residential towers received planning approval from Planning Minister Richard Wynne in August 2016. Construction is underway on the precinct’s first office building One Melbourne Quarter, which is due to be completed in September 2018. 

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson

Joel Robinson is a property journalist based in Sydney. Joel has been writing about the residential real estate market for the last five years, specializing in market trends and the economics and finance behind buying and selling real estate.

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