Multiplex has completed construction on Light House, an AU$170 million (US$134.5 million) high-rise residential tower in Melbourne.
China-based developer Hengyi, an affiliate of Shandong HYI Group, has presold 95% of the 70-story tower.
Located at 442 Elizabeth Street, piling on site started in May 2015 with over 380 people employed over the course of construction.
Architect Elenberg Fraser designed the 607-unit building, which features purple-tinted angular aluminum panels that change color depending on the viewing angle.
Approximately 11,500 cubic meters of concrete was used to build the tower’s structure, while almost 7,000 panels have been used to construct the facade.
The finished tower comprises 67 levels of apartments including one-, two- and three-bedroom configurations, with a lobby and retail space on the the ground and first levels.
Resident facilities include a gymnasium and private dining and entertaining rooms. A steel and glass roof sits above a 25-meter lap pool on level eight. Two hundred one bicycle racks are provided over seven podium levels.
The tower also features a car-stacking system designed by German specialist Klaus. The fully automated car-stacking system can park 157 resident vehicles and enables an efficient use of space for the building, allowing 27 apartments to be built in the podium, with street frontages to both Elizabeth and Franklin Streets, with the car stacker located at the back of the building.
Multiplex has completed several new residential projects in Victoria over the last 12 months, including ICD Property’s EQ Tower, Fragrance Group’s Premier Tower and Salvo Property Group’s Platinum Tower One. The contractor will also build Hengyi’s next Melbourne apartment development, Swanston Central, in Carlton.
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