Multiplex completes work on $135m residential tower in Melbourne

WCN Editorial Team 21 Aug 2017 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Australian construction firm Multiplex has wrapped up construction on Hengyi Pacific’s AUD170m ($134.6m) new high-rise residential tower in Melbourne, Australia. 

The project, known as Light House, is situated at 442 Elizabeth Street on the corner of Franklin Street in Melbourne’s CBD.

The tower comprises 67 levels of apartments including one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations with a ground floor lobby and retail space over the ground and first levels.

The development includes a gymnasium, private dining and entertaining rooms complete with kitchen facilities.

Furthermore, a steel and glass roof sits above a 25m lap pool on level 8, 157 automated car stacker spaces and 201 bicycle racks are provided over seven podium levels.

The development also includes a car stacking system, which has been designed by German specialist Klaus. The fully automated car stacking system can park 157 resident vehicles.

Designed by Elenberg Fraser, the building features a sleek tower that is a ‘three-dimensional kaleidoscope’, creating a façade that appears to be moving.

Light House’s facade comprises metallic purple-tinted angular facade panels which change colour in the sun, increasing reflectivity and creating a coloured mosaic.

About 11,500 cubic metres of concrete were used to build the tower’s structure, while nearly 7,000 panels have been used to build the facade. The project created more than 380 jobs.

Multiplex regional managing director Graham Cottam said: “We are delighted to deliver this innovative residential tower. Light House adds a new dimension to the city landscape and boasts some impressive features, from its engaging façade through to the automated car stacker.”

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