Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018

Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018
Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018

The rise of Melbourne's tallest building has reached a noteworthy milestone.

Stage 1 of Australia 108 has achieved practical completion with 277 apartments and level 11 amenities now complete. As has become common practice elsewhere across Melbourne skyscrapers, residents will begin moving in this month whilst the balance of the tower is being built above.

Head contractor Multiplex currently has level 60 of 101 in the jump form with the floorplate at level 53. According to Project Manager Sinclair Brook, the next staged completion handover will see levels 31 to 67 ready for occupancy.

Lower level communal areas and the lobby space have been completed, allowing residents to come and go as they please, whilst workers will access the upper floors via a separate site entrance. Multiplex have advanced the floorplate more than 20 levels above the completed apartments, allowing for a substantial noise buffer zone.

Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018
Podium planters in place

What they say

This is a historic moment for this iconic project, which is not only on its way to becoming Melbourne’s tallest building but will also house the highest residences in the Southern Hemisphere. We extend a warm welcome to all of our inaugural residents who will now call this iconic address home.

With construction well advanced, we have a limited edition of three-bedroom apartments available in this iconic building for those interested in purchasing within a future landmark on Melbourne’s skyline

World Class Global CEO David Ng

We are delighted to be progressing as expected and have drawn on our technical expertise in delivering high-rise residential towers within the CBD environment. This country hasn’t seen a project like Australia 108 from a sheer numbers perspective.

If we look at the glass façade alone, all up some 2,500 tonnes of glass spanning 47,000 square metres will be used to create the tower’s innovative façade.

Multiplex Regional Managing Director Graham Cottam
Australia 108 reaches a significant construction marker, included within Open House 2018
Australia 108's dominating presence

Melburnians will have their chance to see what will become the Southern Hemisphere's tallest building up close and personal during this year's Open House Melbourne.

Project architect Fender Katsalidis will host tours of the site over Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th of July, with booking available via the Open House Melbourne webpage. Those who take the tour will get a chance to visit the tower's early amenities and common areas, with a host of other design features yet to materialise.

The tower’s golden Starburst, which will include two full floors of private amenities 210 metres above street level, is on target to be lifted into place early next year. It along with the undulating facade give Australia 108 its unique look.

According to the development team each facade pane weighs between 200-300 kilograms and measures approximately 4.5 square metres in area. The 2,500 tonnes of facade glass alongside 71,000 cubic metres of concrete will combine to form the structural backbone of Australia 108.

Developer World Class Global has noted that of the tower's 1,105 apartments, 19 remain for sale with all located above level 71. Australia 108's 750 square metre penthouse distinguished itself as Australia’s most expensive apartment when it sold to a Chinese buyer for $25 million during April 2015.

Lead image: Sinclair Brook

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