Orion International receives approval for $1.2bn skyscraper in Australia

WCN Editorial Team 30 May 2017 OCEANIA BUILDINGS

Orion International Group has secured approval from the Gold Coast City Council planning committee to develop the $1.2bn Orion Towers project in Surfers Paradise, Australia. 

The project has been designed by Woods Bagot with CRA Group serving as the developer. Work will include the construction of a pair of towers rising 76 stories and 103 stories high.

The two buildings will together comprise over 1,000 apartments, a hotel, and retail space. The two structures will be connected at the podium levels by a curved bridge named the curious ring.

The development will also comprise a bike ramp into the carpark, a garden deck and recreation area with five pools, and an observation restaurant on level 101.

Commenting on the project, CRA Group development manager Chris Alston said: “It will also help ease the lack of supply of Surfers Paradise product in the apartment and hotel market, and while built to the highest level of luxury standards, it will still be value buying compared to the Sydney market.”

The proposed project is anticipated to create more than 1,700 jobs.

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