Construction Update - July 2020
After nearly two years of construction, Melbourne Square has steadily soared into its new place on Melbourne’s skyline, with our award-winning residential towers now visible from many vantages surrounding the city.
As we head towards completion of stage-one at the end of the year, we wanted to reflect on our construction journey so far and provide a snapshot of where we are headed in the next phase of our exciting new precinct’s development.
It was back in March 2018 when we turned the first sod at our Southbank site - marking the official beginning of Melbourne Square’s construction.
Now, more than two years on, the finish line is in sight for stage-one which has seen the creation of Southbank’s largest park below our two Cox Architecture-designed residential towers, a shared podium, and an array of both private and public amenity which will include a full-line Woolworths supermarket and 87-place Nido Early School childcare centre.
Our West Tower was the first of the two towers to reach structural completion and discretely topped out in March 2020.
All lifts are operational in the West Tower and the final touches are being added to the structure, which includes the installation of damper tanks on the roof atop level 54. Both tower façades will also receive a clean prior to stage-one of construction finishing.
The second of the residential towers - East Tower - is expected to top out next month as the structure grows closer to its final levels. Currently the level 65 core is being poured, closely followed by the building’s slab which sits at level 61. Levels 42 to 50 are progressing steadily with their finishes and fit-outs as the external façade is enclosed by its stylish new glass exterior from level 56.
The precinct’s new Woolworths supermarket also continues to make steady headway and has had its secondary slab poured with polishing now in progress and works on the interior fit-out also underway. We are also moments from unveiling our new retail partnerships and we look forward to announcing these to you in the coming weeks!
Looking out of the window towards the podium level, residents will be able to watch the construction of our resort-style level 8 pool, which is now in progress.
With only a few months to go before completion of stage one, we are excited to see the project come to life and look forward to welcoming more residents to their new Melbourne Square homes.
Keep up-to-date on construction progress by viewing the on-site live camera updates here.