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The Final Stage of West Side Place released as construction ramps up on stage 01

The fourth and final tower within Far East Consortium's (FEC) $1b West Side Place multi-tower development has been released. Located on Spencer and Lonsdale Streets, West Side Place is directly opposite FEC's now complete Upper West Side neighbourhood. Known as The Park Release, the 70-storey mixed-use tower follows the success of the 72-storey Gold Release fronting Lonsdale Street. The approx. 235m high building will accommodate 684 apartments...

Probuild secures contract for Stage One of The Malt District

Probuild has secured the contract to build Stage One of Caydon's The Malt District on the former Nylex site, transforming it into a mixed-use residential and commercial development that retains elements of its industrial past. Stage One of the development, known as Coppins Corner - a historical local reference to the 1850s Richmond and Cremorne identity George Coppin – includes a split-level tower of 15 and 12-storeys, featuring 209 one, two,...

Two new Melbourne hotels flaunt their design credentials

Another of Melbourne's expansive list of hotel and serviced apartment developments has reached completion. Located at the western end of the expanded Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre precinct, the $150 million Novotel Melbourne South Wharf is now open for business. The distinct golden-clad tower is 26 storeys high and accommodates 347 guestrooms and suites. Its design is a collaborative effort with Woods Bagot and NH Architecture...

UEM Sunrise's Conservatory tops out; Aurora approaches the 200 metre mark

UEM Sunrise along with head contractor Hickory Group recently celebrated the ‘topping out’ of Conservatory at a ceremony marking the event. The $330 million residential building designed by COX Architecture is located on MacKenzie Street and upon practical completion will become UEM Sunrise’s first completed project in Australia since its entry into the Melbourne market during 2013. Conservatory will also include a display comprising 477 pieces...

Sky Garden residences launched as construction progresses on The Glen

Golden Age Group has recently launched the website for its Sky Garden Residences, to be developed above airspace as part of The Glen redevelopment project. City of Monash initially approved plans for the $500 million redevelopment of The Glen shopping centre in Glen Waverley in 2015. Key features of The Glen redevelopment include: an expansion of the retail centre across the existing car park in Springvale Road, Glen Waverley three apartment...

MCEC Expansion on target for mid-year opening

There’s been a flurry of activity at Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre’s (MCEC) $200 million expansion site, with remarkable progress being made during throughout the latter stages of 2017. Designed by Woods Bagot and NH Architecture for the Victorian Government’s partner in the project, Plenary Group, the expansion will maintain the built quality and delegate experience at the existing MCEC and maintain its leading benchmark status in...

Probuild tops out World Class Global's Avant ahead of schedule

Located at 54 A'beckett Street, the 55-storey avant has topped out months ahead of schedule, with builder Probuild citing its use of its innovative construction methodology – The Probuild Construction System (PCS) - as a key factor in achieving this significant milestone. Designed by Elenberg Fraser for Singaporean developer World Class Global, avant will upon completion feature 456 residential apartments comprising a mix of one, two and three...

Eastland's Sage Hotel officially opens, contract awarded for Ritz Carlton

Sage Hotel Ringwood, located at Eastland Shopping Centre opened its doors on Tuesday 10 October becoming the first hotel in Victoria to be developed atop a shopping centre. The new 120-room, full-service hotel spans five floors above the shopping centre and includes a restaurant, bar, conference and co-working facilities comprising of a boardroom, function room and a co-working space with a capacity of 80 people. The hotel was delivered under a...

Probuild and ISPT Break Ground on Australian Unity's new Spring Street HQ

Late last week head contractor Probuild officially broke ground on ISPT's 271 Spring Street, a $150 million mixed-use tower in Melbourne’s CBD. The 16-storey building has been designed by John Wardle Architects (JWA) and will become the new headquarters for national health, wealth and living company Australian Unity, which has agreed to a 15-year term over the entire 15,600 sqm. The development at 271 Spring Street completes ISPT and JWA's...

Empire Melbourne tops out, but is it Melbourne's Empire rose?

Another of the squadron of tall residential towers dotting the CBD's northern expanses has topped out. Empire Melbourne is a predominantly precast monolith highlighted by vertical gold fins set at different angles. Head contractor Probuild last week took Empire Melbourne to its high point, topping out the tower with the final level completed. The rapid work of Caelli in erecting the concrete structure coupled with the Probuild Construction...

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