Brookfield Multiplex, has been appointed by Central Equity to construct Melbourne One, a circa $120 million level residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD. Located at 612 – 622 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne One.
The tower will span 47 levels comprising 477 apartments in one, two and three bedroom configurations with several exclusive penthouses. Resident facilities include a grand foyer with concierge, gymnasium and indoor heated swimming pool.
“This appointment reflects our ongoing collaborative relationship with Central Equity which has seen 14 apartment buildings completed over the last 16 years. Central Equity is a market leader and pioneer in the Melbourne development arena and we are proud of our ongoing relationship,” said Mr Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director Victoria at Brookfield Multiplex.
“We have extensive experience in delivering high-rise residential on complex CBD sites, with 44 high rise apartment towers delivered in Victoria since 1995 and a further six currently under construction.”
Other Melbourne CBD apartment buildings that Brookfield Multiplex has delivered for Central Equity include Mainpoint Apartments, Southbank One, Southbank Grand, Southbank Towers, Boulevarde Apartments, Sovereign Apartments, Kings Park on Southbank and City Tempo Apartments.
Located close to the Melbourne CBD, Etihad Stadium and Southbank the tower features a sleek design with extensive use of glass on the facade.
Complexities involved with the construction of Melbourne One include the restoration of heritage buildings on Lonsdale Street and the challenges associated with building within the busy CBD.
Originally built in 1911, the red brick warehouse was designed by architect Charles Rice for Andrew Tait, a coachbuilder and ironmonger, as his own premises. It features internal columns, very similar to the standard format for wool stores and the facade is striking, designed in an exaggerated Romanesque style with Art Nouveau detailing.
Construction works have commenced on Melbourne One with completion slated for July, 2016.