A new tower under construction is set to become the tallest within Melbourne’s CBD, reaching 289 metres tall.
Aurora Melbourne Central, an 88-storey mixed-use development, has been topped out and has taken the title of tallest building in Melbourne’s CBD from the Rialto Tower by 19 metres.
The building contains 959 residential apartments, 252 serviced apartments, office suites and premium retail space.
Malaysian property developer UEM Sunrise and Australian contractor Probuild undertook the project, which has created more than 300 jobs during construction and will create a further 500 ongoing employment opportunities.
City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp welcomed the city’s newest building.
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“Melbourne is renowned for our stunning city skyline and we now have an exciting new addition with Aurora Melbourne Central,” she said.
“This mixed-use development by UEM Sunrise and Probuild will see new residents and businesses move into the CBD and I look forward to welcoming them into our great city,” Capp said.
UEM Sunrise Managing Director and CEO Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, said that this is not only a major milestone for UEM Sunrise, being the company’s second project to top out in Australia in the past 12 months, but also a testament to the growth of Melbourne’s prospering CBD.
“Aurora Melbourne Central is UEM Sunrise’s flagship development in Australia, so it is a very important moment for us to see it structurally reach its peak,” he said.
Probuild’s Victorian Managing Director Luke Stambolis said the company couldn’t be prouder to have delivered Melbourne CBD’s tallest mixed-use tower.
“It is an absolute honour to be working with UEM Sunrise to deliver Aurora Melbourne Central, an icon in the Melbourne skyline,” he said.
“A building of this magnitude is truly world class, and at Aurora Melbourne Central we have been able to take advantage of the latest in construction innovations to ensure a seamless delivery across multiple stages.
“Aurora Melbourne Central has been strategically constructed to enable a staged handover, where residents have been able to move into the first two completed stages since October 2018, while construction continues safely above at higher levels.”
Construction of the final stages is expected to be completed in August 2019.