Aurora Melbourne Central's first residents begin moving in

Laurence DragomirSeptember 18, 20180 min read

The first residents within UEM Sunrise's Aurora Melbourne Central development have begun moving into the lower levels of the soon to be 85-storey mixed-use building this week.

Probuild has handed over 336 apartments out of 941 in total, with the remainder to be completed by the second half of 2019. The next key milestone for the project will be the topping out of the core, which is due to occur in coming weeks as the floor plates follow at 3-4 day cycles.

Upon completion, Aurora will also become the tallest residential tower within the Hoddle Grid at a towering 270 metres, but will be eclipsed by Eureka (297 metres) and the under construction Australia 108 (317 metres).

However, due to its elevation - 16 to 19m across the site - Aurora will appear roughly the same height as Eureka on the Melbourne skyline.

    Aurora Melbourne Central's first residents begin moving in
    Not long to go before the core tops out. Image: Probuild

    While construction work continues above, the first residents will have access to a number of common amenities on Level 9, including two swimming pools (one being a 25 metre lap pool), gym, yoga, barre and karaoke rooms.

    Further resident amenities will eventually come online on Level 66 including a resident lounge, dining, function spaces and wellness rooms, while an exclusive club lounge will be located on Level 92. An exclusive resident entry and 24/7 concierge reception desk will be located within the main lobby located on the Ground floor.

    The serviced apartment and the strata office components are provided with their own dedicated entries; the latter of which are incorporated into shop-fronts on both La Trobe and Little La Trobe streets.

    Retail outlets will also be provided along La Trobe Street, taking advantage of an upgraded streetscape which will be sheltered via a glazed awning structure overhead. The balance of the project's 3,097 square metres of retail will be located within a retail mall with direct access to Melbourne Central Station on Level B2. 

    The B1 concourse level will provide capacity for 786 Japanese inspired bike racks with servicing centre and access to Little Latrobe Street. Aurora will also include 362 car spaces within its podium levels.

    We’ve strategically constructed Aurora so that it can accommodate handovers in five stages.

    This allows UEM Sunrise’s purchasers to move in and enjoy high-end common areas like the swimming pool and yoga room, while construction continues safely above them.

    As a builder, this project has really proven our technical capabilities on an international level. We’ve developed many world first innovations in our safety systems, materials, management technologies and verified transportation initiatives.

    - Luke Stambolis, Probuild’s Victorian Managing Director

    Aurora Melbourne Central's first residents begin moving in
    Connection to Melbourne Central. Image: Probuild

    The handover of the first apartments within Aurora caps off a big month for Probuild, with handover of apartments at Avant and the topping out of 271 Spring Street, while major milestones have also been achieved on West Side Place.

    Laurence Dragomir

    Laurence Dragomir is one of the co-founders of Urban Melbourne. Laurence has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in architecture, urban design and planning. He also has a keen interest in the built environment, cities and Star Wars.
    Aurora Melbourne Central
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