UEM Sunrise Berhad and Australian Tier 1 contractor Probuild, celebrates the structural ‘topping out’ of Aurora Melbourne Central at a ceremony on the building’s rooftop.
At a staggering 289m AHD (Australian Height Datum), Aurora Melbourne Central is an 88-storey mixed-use development comprising 959 residential apartments, 252 serviced apartments, office suites and premium retail space.
Having now reached its structural peak, it towers over the CBD’s current tallest tower, The Rialto, which is at 270m AHD.
UEM Sunrise Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer, Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib says, “This is not only a major milestone for UEM Sunrise, being the company’s second project to top out in Australia in the past 12 months, but also a testament to the growth of Melbourne’s prospering CBD.
“Aurora Melbourne Central is UEM Sunrise’s flagship development in Australia, so it is a very important moment for us to see it structurally reach its peak. It is a testament to the work of all parties involved in the project. As an international lifestyle developer, UEM Sunrise strongly believes in our vision of building communities of the future with you and for you. We have extended this vision to our philosophy of EVE – where emphasis is placed on delivering products which are Exciting, add Value and Easy to own.
“Apart from sharing skills and expertise in property development at the global front, UEM Sunrise is very proud to be bringing such a significant and top quality project to the Melbourne CBD that not only provides extensive residential, commercial and premium retail space for the community to grow into, but will create more than 500 ongoing opportunities for employment upon its completion and has seen over 3,000 jobs created during construction,” Mr. Anwar adds.
City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Ms. Sally Capp welcomed the city’s newest building.
“Melbourne is renowned for our stunning city skyline and we now have an exciting new addition with Aurora Melbourne Central.
“This mixed-use development by UEM Sunrise and Probuild will see new residents and businesses move into the CBD and I look forward to welcoming them into our great city,” the Lord Mayor congratulates.
Aurora Melbourne Central offers residents unparalleled connectivity and convenience, being the only residential development in Melbourne to have a direct underground connection to Melbourne Central Train Station, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Emporium, Myer, David Jones and Bourke St Mall via a series of underground and overhead pedestrian bridges. Furthermore, top tier educational institutions such as RMIT University and The University of Melbourne are only a short walk away.
Probuild’s Victorian Managing Director, Mr. Luke Stambolis says, “Probuild couldn’t be prouder to have delivered Melbourne CBD’s tallest mixed-use tower.
“It is an absolute honour to be working with UEM Sunrise to deliver Aurora Melbourne Central, an icon in the Melbourne skyline,” he adds.
“A building of this magnitude is truly world class, and at Aurora Melbourne Central we have been able to take advantage of the latest in construction innovations to ensure a seamless delivery across multiple stages.
“Aurora Melbourne Central has been strategically constructed to enable a staged handover, where residents have been able to move into the first two completed stages since October 2018, while construction continues safely above at higher levels.”
Construction of the final stages of this landmark project is expected to be completed this coming August.