Brookfield Multiplex has reached a major milestone on Salvo Property Group’s Platinum Tower, “topping out” the 52-level residential apartment building.
Designed by architects Squillace, Platinum is located at 263 City Road in Southbank and comprises a total 438 apartments in one, two, three and four bedroom configurations with expansive resident facilities. The uppermost level of the tower features a swimming pool, sauna, spa, gym, private dining, wintergardens and sky lounge with views of Melbourne CBD, Albert Park and Port Phillip Bay. The podium of the building accommodates retail, cafe and concierge facilities and provides nine levels of car parking.
“Topping out this new tower is a major milestone that we have reached on schedule. We have drawn on our specialist expertise to meet construction challenges associated with delivering high-rise towers in the busy CBD environment,” said Mr Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director of Brookfield Multiplex Victoria.
Challenging elements of the construction have included the transfer structures, cantilevered structure at Level 40 to support curtain wall glazing, and construction of the swimming pool on level 52.
Platinum’s design also includes a range of innovative ESD features such as a Green Wall on levels two to eight, rainwater harvesting and re-use for landscaping, water efficient fixtures and appliances, allocation for 170 bicycle racks and high performance glazing.
Some 300 people are currently working on-site and construction is scheduled to be completed in September 2016.