Melbourne Square

OSK Property pushes a living aspect not normally associated with Southbank

Think Southbank and invariably images of skyscrapers...and high-rise apartment living come to mind. Podium living is not necessarily on the agenda for much of the suburb, given less sophisticated designs of the past and the less than ideal ground conditions which necessitate car parking above ground level. So it is somewhat of a surprise that the developer behind Southbank's Melbourne Square development is championing the living credentials of...

Soil turns on Stage 1 of Melbourne Square as piling nears completion

Urban Melbourne was on hand late last week for the soil turning ceremony for the first stage of OSK Property's $2.8bn Melbourne Square project, which marked the official commencement of construction by head contractor Multiplex. Designed by Cox Architecture, Melbourne Square is one of the largest development projects in Victoria, and will feature six mixed-use towers of varying heights and programme, in addition to a new 3,700 sqm public park...

Q & A with OSK Property's Ju Yan

In light of Malaysia's OSK Property preparing to begin works on the massive Melbourne Square development on Southbank, Urban Melbourne took the opportunity to chat with the developer's Managing Director, Ju Yan. Covering all things Melbourne Square and the firm's grander Australian intentions, the interview transpired as follows: UM: What prompted OSK to enter Melbourne as the first international venture for the company? JY: As we embarked on...

Malaysia's EFT weighs into the local market with a stake in Melbourne Square

One of Melbourne's largest developments in waiting has been given a boost with Malaysia's Employees' Provident Fund (EPF) officially taking a 49% stake in Melbourne Square. The largest sovereign pension fund in Malaysia and the investors behind London's Battersea Power Station redevelopment have taken the stake as developer OSK Property ramps up sales for the project. EPF's stake in the Kavanagh Street, Southbank amounts to $154 million. With...