Melbourne CBD’s tallest building, Aurora Melbourne Central, tops out

19 April 2019

Leading Malaysian property developer, UEM Sunrise, and Australian Tier 1 contractor Probuild are proud to announce that Melbourne CBD’s new tallest and most significant tower, Aurora Melbourne Central, has officially reached its highest point.

Topping out at a staggering 289m AHD, 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 and CEO, Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, said that 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, including our construction partner Probuild, that it has been so successful thus far, and it’s fantastic that we are able to celebrate this milestone together.

“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 3000 jobs created during construction,” said Mr. Syahrin.

City of Melbourne Lord Mayor 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 said.

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, Luke Stambolis, said 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 said.

“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.

The development is 100% sold, with 95% selling out in just two weeks of launch to local and international buyers.




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