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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...

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...

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...

Central Equity brings its Focus back to Southbank

Already a prolific developer in the area, Central Equity is preparing to launch what could be Southbank's only new major apartment release for the year. Central Equity has dubbed 71-87 City Road Focus Apartments and intends to launch the project this year. Registrations are open for the development which will eventually sit at the southern end of Southbank between two hotel developments under construction, namely Holiday Inn Express and Adina...

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...

A design tour de force beckons for Beulah International's BMW Southbank site

Southbank's premier development site will be subject to an elite level design competition as Beulah International pushes ahead with the rebirth of 58 Southbank Boulevard. After paying $101 million for the prominent 6,191 square metre site which also fronts City Road, the developer has today released a design shortlist which includes a handful of acclaimed international firms. The international contingent will partner will Australian-based...

Southbank's Boyd Park moves a step closer

The City of Melbourne's Boyd Park concept plan is a step closer to being realised with Melbourne City Council via its Future (Planning) Committee forum, endorsing the scheme and resolving to issue a Planning Permit. To facilitate the project, demolition of the former school building fronting Balston Street will need to occur allowing Council to upgrade the landscaping and expand the existing Boyd Community Hub into Kavanagh Street. The structure...

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...

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