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18 September 2019
Construction will kick off in the next few months on Melbourne’s $1 billion Quarter Tower development.
Construction giant Lendlease has been given the greenlight to proceed with revised plans to upscale the development from a 31-storey tower to 34-storeys.
The tower designed by Woods Bagot will deliver up to 70,000sqm of office space, a wellness hub featuring childcare and allied health services, co-working spaces, 1,700 apartments and 40 retails shops once complete.
Simon Dick, Woods Bagot’s project design leader, said “The curvilinear design of Melbourne Quarter Tower will rise above a glazed podium canopy.
“With its sloping lantern-like roofscape, the dramatically terracing floorplates within the roof form will capture views out to Port Phillip Bay and beyond.”
Lendlease Urban Regeneration managing director John Burton said, “It will also complete one of the precinct’s hero spaces, the Sky Park, and a new green public plaza on Collins Street – one of the largest public spaces to be delivered in central Melbourne in recent years.”
Melbourne Quarter is expected to be complete by 2022.