Residents Move into Melbourne CBD's Tallest Residential Tower


Melbourne CBD’s tallest residential tower will welcome its first inhabitants this week.

The 92- level Aurora skyscraper will comprise a total of 941 apartments when complete.

Malaysian Developer UEM Sunrise began the mammoth project, which marked its first foray into Australia's market, in 2015.

Construction partner Probuild has handed over the first 336 apartments of the tower, with the remainder of the skyscraper to be completed by the end of 2019.

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The Aurora tower has a gross development value of $770m and will be completed late 2019.

Once completed Aurora will be the tallest residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD standing 271 metres tall.

With a penchant for tall towers, Melbourne is also home to Australia 108 set to be the tallest residential tower in the southern hemisphere at 317 metres high, located in the Southbank precinct. Another residential skyscraper Eureka tower soars 297.3 metres high, also in Melbourne's Southbank.

As residents begin moving into the Aurora tower, Probuild’s Victorian Managing Director Luke Stambolis said construction continues on the floors above the 336 finished apartments.

“We’ve strategically constructed Aurora so that it can accommodate handovers in five stages,” he said

“This allows UEM Sunrise’s purchasers to move in and enjoy high-end common areas like the swimming pool and yoga room, while construction continues safely above them."

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Aurora tower 224-252 La Trobe Street

In 2016, UEM Sunrise engaged the late architect Zaha Hadid for a $330 million apartment development known as the Mayfair project at 412 St Kilda Road, one of Hadid's last ever buildings.

The Aurora tower will stand 92 levels (85 storeys) high, comprise 120,000sq metres residential real estate with a mixture of 250 serviced apartments, retail space, office space and car spaces for 362 cars.

The tower is due for completion in late 2019.

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