Brookfield Multiplex has reached a significant construction milestone on Schiavello and PDG’s Prima Tower project at 31-49 Queensbridge Street in Southbank, having ‘Topped Out’ the 72 level tower, making it the second tallest tower in Melbourne.
To reach ‘Topping Out’ the onsite production meant on average 66 cubic metres of concrete was poured per day with a total of 41,700 cubic metres used overall. 4.7 tonnes of steel was installed each day with a total of 3,642 tonnes of steel used on the project. The finished apartments in stage one was handed over ahead of programme. When complete there will be 661 apartments in total.
“Our team has worked very well on a busy city site and has constructed an innovative building successfully and ahead of schedule. The outstanding performance achieved onsite to date is testament to our ability to collaborate as a team with our client, consultants and subcontractors alike” said Mr Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director of Victoria at Brookfield Multiplex.
Prima Tower will have views spanning the CBD, Southbank, Docklands and the South and East, thanks to its height.
Designed by a team of leading architects and designers, led by Roberto Dreolini, Senior Associate of Disegno Australia, this elegant residential tower with a distinctive curtain wall façade comprises one, two and three bedroom apartment configurations with balconies and penthouse suites on the upper floors. At a build cost of $300 million, the building has many unique features including the Skylounge on levels 67 to Level 68, which contains lounge and dining amenities, pool spa and sun deck.
Level 9 of the podium comprises extensive resort-style leisure and entertainment amenities including a kitchen, dining room, lounge, indoor pool, spa and sauna, fully-equipped gym, cinema, virtual golf driving range, deck and external barbeque area.
Construction is expected to complete in early 2015.