Melbourne Square tops out first two towers, release wellness-enabled apartments

Melbourne Square has topped out its first two towers as they release the ground-breaking wellness technology that will feature in the apartments
Melbourne Square tops out first two towers, release wellness-enabled apartments
Urban Editorial December 6, 2020

The first two towers in Melbourne Square, Melbourne’s largest city precinct project, have topped out. Developed by OSK Property, the $2.8 billion Southbank project on Kavanagh Street will comprise commercial, hotel and residential towers when its five stages are completed in 2027. The topping out of the COX Architecture-designed towers, which stand at 236.7 metres and 184.3 metres respectively, comes three years after Multiplex began construction on the towers.

The topping out comes as the finishing touches are being placed on the precinct’s latest completed apartments, with interiors by Carr Design.

OSK Property have also unveiled the city’s first wellness-enabled lifestyle apartments, with technology to make indoor environments healthier. The technology, which will come as standard for the new apartments, will be offered to those apartments which were completed before the technology became available

The Delos integrated wellness ecosystem controls the quality of air, water and light in apartments to improve the health of the resident. The air quality sensors and high end HEPA air filtration systems detect and remove impurities like pollen, dust and smoke, water purifiers that reduce levels of chlorine, heavy metals and particulates, and smart lighting that mimics daylight patterns in order improve daytime performance and sleep cycles. The wellness technology will benefit allergy sufferers and asthmatics in particular and is part of an intention to deliver a precinct that responds to people’s needs.

Melbourne Square tops out first two towers, release wellness-enabled apartments

Melbourne Square Sales and Marketing Director Scott Jessop said the apartments would be the first in Victoria to incorporate the world-first wellness technology.

“Since the launch in 2017, it is incredibly satisfying to see Melbourne Square occupy its place on the Melbourne skyline,” said Mr Jessop. 

“Precincts like Melbourne Square can play a role in the health of our communities, providing connection opportunities and important amenity. Buildings are also a critical tool in health and wellbeing, as Delos’ 10 years of scientific research has found.

“To be able to offer apartments fitted with science-backed technology that improves the internal environment is a game-changer that fits with our vision to create an integrated wellness precinct here.” 

Melbourne Square will also offer its residents a number of swimming pools, gym, golf simulator and yoga space, as well as social connections through the precinct's large public park, dining rooms and resident lounges.

There will be commercial and retail outlets as part of the development, including Victoria's first ever double-storey Woolworths.

CBRE Residential Director Andrew Leoncelli said COVID-19 had many people rethinking their living arrangements, which boded well for Melbourne Square as it unveiled its last remaining apartments ready to move into.

He said after spending so much time at home, buyers were seeking spaces that reflected their own individuality so a new partnership between MSQ and Coco Republic to offer tailored interior styling along with wellness-boosting biophilia by The Plant Society would appeal. 

Melbourne Square tops out first two towers, release wellness-enabled apartments

“There are still buyers out there and lockdown has created pent up demand as people look to take advantage of the market conditions and low interest rates to move,” Mr Leoncelli said. 

“Never has there been a better time to buy in Melbourne and we are finding people are doing exactly that, particularly since the government opened up inspections again. Many people are putting larger homes on the market and looking at apartments.”

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