35 Spring Street marks its place in the skyline

35 Spring Street marks its place in the skyline
Mark BaljakAugust 11, 2016

Last Friday Urban.com.au was on hand to view the last concrete pour for what has rapidly become one of Melbourne's more pronounced skyscrapers.

With the final floor of 35 Spring Street's 43 levels now in place, the process of fitting out the luxury residences within will continue at pace, with an eye toward a 2017 completion date. The $350 million development is the result three of Melbourne's elite development entities joining forces; developer Cbus Property, architects Bates Smart and builder Brookfield Multiplex.

35 Spring Street's prominent position led Bates Smart to create a tower with a skin based on fabric patterns, or that of ashlar patterning found in masonry walls. The result is now on display for all to see, with the facade rapidly approaching the tower's peak.

Positioned by Cbus Property at the time of launch as an elite apartment tower containing 270 dwellings, the final number of dwellings shrunk considerably to 242, owing to the merging and customisation of apartments as requested by purchasers.

35 Spring Street marks its place in the skyline
35 Spring Street as seen from Flinders Lane

Demolition works for the project began in 2013, with the core emerging above ground during May 2015 after extensive basement works.

Thereafter Brookfield Multiplex have taken the build to its current position which culminated in last Friday's final concrete pour, which was attended by Cbus Property CEO Adrian Pozzo, Cbus Super Chairman Steve Bracks, Lord Major Robert Doyle and a host of personnel attached to the project. Common to each speech delivered was the recognition of 35 Spring Street's high level of design merit, and the prominent position it finds itself in at the eastern edge of the CBD.

This is an exciting time for Cbus Property as we near the successful completion of our first premium residential project in Melbourne’s CBD, setting a new benchmark for our current inner-city, high-end developments in East Melbourne and at 447 Collins Street.

There is a limited supply of premium residences in Melbourne and the popularity of 35 Spring St has confirmed a change in the way Australians regard inner city apartment living.

Adrian Pozzo, Chief Executive Officer, Cbus Property
35 Spring Street marks its place in the skyline
Lord Major Robert Doyle with Cbus's Steve Bracks and Adrian Pozzo. Image: supplied

As touched upon by Adrian Pozzo, September shapes as a big month for the developer with their premier development at 447 Collins Street kicking off.

A twelve month timetable will see demolition of the balance of the existing structure onsite, followed by site retention and excavation works. Beyond that point construction proper on Collins Arch as it will be known will begin in earnest. It along with Classic East Melbourne and 35 Spring Street form the backbone of Cbus Property's current push into the luxury apartment sector.

September will also see construction on another Cbus Property project begin, with Built. installed as head contractor for Volaire. Consisting of 154 apartments, Voliare will rise directly opposite North Melbourne Station.

35 Spring Street marks its place in the skyline
35 Spring Street at full height

Mark Baljak

Mark Baljak was a co-founder of Urban.com.au. He passed away on Thursday 8th of November 2018 after a battle with cancer. He was 37. Mark was a keen traveller, having visited all six permanently-inhabited continents and had a love of craft beer. One of his biggest passions was observing the change that has occurred in Melbourne over the past two decades. In that time he built an enormous library of photos, all taken by him, which tracked the progress of construction on building sites from across metropolitan Melbourne.

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