Multiplex completes first luxury tower at Capitol Grand in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 8 May 2019 ASIA BUILDINGS

Australian contractor Multiplex has completed construction of the first luxury tower on LK Property Group’s A$800m ($560m) six-star retail and high-rise residential development, Capitol Grand.

Located on the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, Capitol Grand was designed by Bates Smart Architects.
It consists of 400 luxury apartments across two towers – the 10-storey Capitol Grand Tower and the 50-storey LK Tower.

Multiplex regional managing director Graham Cottam said: “We are thrilled to complete the first luxury residential tower on this monumental project and continue our ongoing partnership with LK Property Group. Capitol Grand represents the epitome of luxury living and we are proud to contribute to yet another inner-city landmark."

Capitol Grand will feature a lobby, private pools, gyms, dining areas and elevated gardens designed by Jack Merlo.

Multiplex has used a range of innovative construction techniques, including cantilevered offset grillages on cranes to reduce the impact to permanent structure; and temporary shield structure to protect overhead services during crane lifts from Chapel Street.

The company has also installed the façade behind formwork protection screens to mitigate the risk of falling objects.
The 180m LK Tower is claimed to offer panoramic views across Melbourne, particularly from the upper levels where five whole-floor penthouses provide 360-degree views.

Multiplex noted that people who purchase an apartment on Level 32 or above will have their own entrance, three dedicated lifts and exclusive access to the Azure Club. The club will comprise gym, lounges, dining rooms and an infinity pool.

Capitol Grand will also accommodate fine dining establishments, three levels of luxury retail, and a five-level basement carpark for residents.

The luxury project is due for completion in late 2019. Construction on the Capitol Grand project commenced in January 2017 and created over 2,500 jobs on site.

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Image: The first luxury tower at Capitol Grand in Australia. Photo: courtesy of Multiplex.

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