Melbourne Welcomes a Luxury High-Rise Development
Melbourne, Australia 13 May 2019
Prominently located on the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street in Melbourne’s CBD, the Capitol Grand development, by global construction company Multiplex, consists of two luxury residential towers comprising a combined total of 400 apartments. The Capitol Grand Tower has reached completion and the 50-story LK Tower is scheduled for completion in late 2019.
Designed by architects Bates Smart, the Capitol Grand Tower boasts 88 luxury apartments across 10 levels. Cutting-edge design features of Capitol Grand Tower include undulating balustrades with a unique frit pattern, as well as high-end finishes, fixtures and fittings throughout the tower.
“A range of innovative construction techniques have been used.”
A range of innovative construction techniques have been used including cantilevered offset grillages on cranes to minimize impact to the permanent structure; a temporary shield structure to protect overhead services during crane lifts from Chapel Street; and the installation of the façade behind formwork protection screens to mitigate the risk of falling objects.
Environmentally Sustainable Design (ESD) features such as solar panels and rainwater-harvesting technology from the Capitol Grand Tower roof (which will assist with watering the landscaped podium area) are incorporate throughout the buildings.
Work commenced on the Capitol Grand project in January 2017, and according to Multiplex, over 2,500 people worked on site throughout construction. It will house apartments, fine dining establishments, three levels of luxury retail, and a five-level basement car park for residents. Amenities will include an impressive lobby, private pools, gyms, dining areas and Jack Merlo-designed elevated gardens.
At 180 meters tall, the LK Tower will boast panoramic views across Melbourne, particularly from its upper levels, where five whole-floor penthouses feature 360-degree views. Residents who purchase an apartment on Level 32 or above will have their own entrance, three dedicated lifts and exclusive club access to a state-of-the-art gym, lounges, dining rooms and an infinity pool.
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