Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens

Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens
Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens

Major construction firm Multiplex has announced their Sapphire By The Gardens team has commenced the build of their highly anticipated dual skyscrapers in Melbourne's CBD – following the site's groundbreaking earlier this year.

“We are delighted to commence the main works on this world-class development which is set to be one of the most significant projects in Victoria.”

Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director of Multiplex Victoria

The groundwork and preparation required a day-long concrete raft pour which covered an area of 1000 square meters. Sapphire by the Gardens’ monumental three-metre deep raft foundation is located atop an existing railway tunnel and is said to be one of the most significant concrete pours in the city’s history.

Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens
Sapphire By The Gardens concrete pouring. Image supplied.
Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens
Sapphire By The Gardens concrete pouring. Image supplied.
Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens
Sapphire By The Gardens concrete pouring. Image supplied.

The 308 Exhibition Street site will be transformed into a mixed-use precinct, with Malaysian property developer S P Setia set to deliver two high-rise towers designed by Cox Architecture and Fender Katsalidis Architects. The 222-metre tower will be dedicated to 300 luxury residential apartments, while the taller 232-metre building will be home to Melbourne’s new Shangri-La hotel. Both towers will be linked at Level 46 by a suspended bridge, which will contain an exclusive Sky Lounge which overlooks Melbourne’s UNESCO world heritage listed Royal Exhibition Building and surrounding Carlton Gardens.

Sapphire By The Gardens and the Shangri-La hotel will be constructed simultaneously, with 95% of apartments already sold and limited units remaining and slated completion of late 2020.

SAPPHIRE BY THE GARDENS RENDERS

Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens
Sapphire By The Gardens exterior render. Image supplied.
Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens
Sapphire By The Gardens lounge render. Image supplied.
Works commence on Melbourne’s Sapphire By The Gardens
Sapphire By The Gardens bedroom render. Image supplied.

AMENITIES INCLUDE:

  • Wellness facilties such as a gymnasium, yoga studio and 25-metre heated pool
  • Sky Lounge and restaurant
  • Terracing podiums
  • Communal courtyards
  • A cinema
  • Karaoke and games room
  • A fireplace and piano room

Olivia Round

Olivia Round

Olivia Round is the Features Editor of urban.com.au. Olivia specialises in news reporting, in-depth editorial content and video + podcast interviews with industry experts.

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