Skyscrapers

LongRiver Group's three bedroom surprise for their third Box Hill skyscraper

The Chinese-backed influence over Box Hill's skyline has strengthened once more with advertised plans unveiling LongRiver Group as the force behind a 37 storey skyscraper slated for 843 Whitehorse Road. Opposite their similarly sized East Central Tower at 820 Whitehorse Road which is currently at sales, 843 Whitehorse Road's $90 million construction value would see 287 apartments built above a retail, office and showroom podium. Latest designs...

Australia's future top 10 tallest skyscrapers

With Urban.com.au's Project Database now being expanded to encompass all of Australia, and more national content appearing on the site, it seemed like a good opportunity to highlight the country's future top 10 tallest skyscrapers on the horizon, not including those already completed. Not surprisingly the eastern seaboard cities are leading the charge, with Gold Coast possibly losing and quickly regaining the title should the Orion Towers...

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...

A reworked super Southbank development edges closer to approval

News regarding Melbourne's supersized developments has slowed dramatically in recent times mirroring market fluctuations and new planning laws, yet last night's Future Melbourne (Planning) Committee has seen a major Southbank skyscraper edge closer to reality. The behemoth spans 87-127 Queensbridge Street, with proponent Aohua Sheng Le Property Development looking to realise multiple uses within the reworked tower form. And Aohua Sheng Le...

Shayher Group's The One begins construction; Pentridge Coburg awaits

Builder Multiplex will deliver the final stage of Brisbane Quarter, continuing their presence onsite which has seen earlier commercial and hotel stages realised under the mixed-use project. The 84-storey residential tower is being backed by Shayher Group; Brisbane Quarter along with Melbourne's Pentridge Coburg represent the developer's current Australian projects. Dubbed The One, the 263 metre residential tower is also the latest high profile,...

Melbourne's 200 metre development club revisited

In light of news breaking over the weekend regarding efforts to provide Melbourne with a new tallest building dubbed Magic , it's an opportune time to cast a brief glance over the sizeable group over towers across Melbourne in development beyond 200 metre height mark. Whilst Magic shapes as Melbourne's most monumental tower, it has yet to reach planning. Thus the number of towers confirmed beyond the 200 metre height mark currently stands at 27...

Royal Society of Victoria floats a plan for Melbourne's tallest skyscraper

The Royal Society of Victoria has floated an ostentatious bid to deliver Melbourne's tallest skyscraper on one of the city's smallest land plots. Dubbed 'Magic' the tower is slated to stand at 330 metres, surpassing Eureka Tower at 297 metres and the approved but yet to be built 1 Queensbridge at 323 metres. Decibel Architecture has joined forces with the Royal Society of Victoria to champion the project. The scheme would be the nation's and the...

A Southbank super site goes to market

The owners of the site with a permit to build the 55 Clarke Street project have put the site up for sale through Colliers International. In 2016 when we profiled the project , the 1,787 square metre site originally had a proposal for 73 levels that included 112 hotel suites and 512 apartments across all three main apartment configurations. Developer Newcity Group also engaged Ellenberg Fraser to design a tower that also included 120 car spaces...

Southbank by Beulah gains its design jury; should they become commonplace?

The jury for what shapes as Melbourne's largest single phase project has been announced. Southbank by Beulah is likely to see over 220,000 square metres of space split between hotel, residential, commercial, entertainment and technological uses. But before the $2 billion plus project can advance the process of selecting a winning design will play out. Touted as the first major mixed-used design competition of its calibre for Melbourne, Southbank...

Little Projects lands Hyatt Centric for Downie Street

The decade-long bid to redevelop a vacant Downier Street site will come to fruition at the hand of Little Projects, with Hyatt Hotels Corporation signing on for their first Melbourne location. Little Projects' intentions for a hotel development onsite were flagged last month, although the developer was reluctant to name the operator subject to agreements being finalised. Hyatt Centric Melbourne will include 278 guestrooms and suites, and is...

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