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Posted by Design & Construct on 17-Mar-2017 13:07:05

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Crown Resorts will build Australia’s tallest skyscraper in Melbourne’s Southbank after receiving approval from the Victorian Government.


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Crown Resorts will build Australia’s tallest skyscraper in Melbourne’s Southbank after receiving approval from the Victorian Government. The massive 90-storey hotel and apartment tower will stand an impressive 323m over the city, and the nearby competition, to claim the title of Australia’s tallest building. 

 

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Designed by UK architects Wilkinson Eyre, the building will contain 388 hotel rooms and 708 residential apartments. The tower will also feature a rooftop bar, restaurants, retail and office space and connect a pedestrian walkway to Freshwater Place.

 

Premier Andrews commented that the project would create up to 3000 new construction jobs and a further 1000 once the building is operational. Construction on the 5000-square-metre site is expected to begin in 2018 and will take approximately six years to complete.

 

The project’s approval has been granted on the commitment that Crown Resorts and the developer, would invest AUD $100 million to improve public spaces around the precinct. The deal includes improving the Southbank Boulevard, landscaping, a new bike strip, two new cafes and a much needed upgrade of the old rail bridge. More Australian construction news.

 

   

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State of Victoria. (2017). Retrieved 9 February 2017 from
http://www.premier.vic.gov.au/4000-jobs-created-in-a-boost-for-victoria/

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