ASX-listed property group, Mirvac, broke ground on its highly-anticipated Voyager residential tower in Yarra’s Edge at a sod turning ceremony last Friday.
Located along the north facing bank of the Yarra River on the cusp of Melbourne’s CBD, Yarra’s Edge is a coveted inner-city waterfront community that has been developed by Mirvac over the past 20 years.
Now home to over 3,000 residents, this master-planned neighbourhood is designed around wellbeing with extensive parkland, state-of-the-art health and wellness facilities, a local shopping precinct and a marina.
Set to rise approximately 130 metres tall with 43 levels, Voyager is on track to become the tallest building within the award-winning precinct to date and form a gateway to Melbourne’s CBD as visitors come across the Bolte Bridge.
Minister for Planning, the Hon. Richard Wynne MP, was among those who attended the sod-turning ceremony on Friday, along with Mirvac’s Head of Residential, Stuart Penklis, and General Manager Precincts of Development Victoria, Simon Wilson.
Mr Penklis commented that the construction of Voyager is the next chapter in the development of Yarra’s Edge – one of Melbourne’s most vibrant communities.
“The surrounding amenity, combined with unparalleled north facing waterfront access, has been very well received by purchasers looking to the long term, demanding quality apartments, supported by strong real estate fundamentals,” he said.
Mr Penklis detailed that Voyager is their response to the demand for quality housing and amenities in well-connected inner-city locations and reflects Mirvac’s ongoing commitment to the precinct.
“As the area continues to evolve, the Yarra’s Edge community will benefit from the added infrastructure and amenity coming to Fishermans Bend, as well as local facilities under development including the new Docklands Primary School and the extension of the waterfront promenade which will connect with Development Victoria’s planned cultural, recreational and community facilities, proposed to be located at the west-end of the precinct.”
Excellence is once again ensured as architecture and interiors for Voyager were designed by Mirvac’s award-winning in-house design team, Mirvac Design.
Comprising 315 apartments, the prestigious tower will span artist and home-office apartments, one, two and three-bedroom luxury residences, Sky residences and an exclusive residents-only rooftop space on level 43 – the first of its kind in the precinct.
The fluid form of the Voyager building was designed in response to both air flow and the Yarra River, with the bronzed curved façade reflecting the changing light as the sun moves on its daily journey.
Located on a 4,500 square metre site on South Wharf Drive, the development will be walking distance to state-of-the-art health and fitness facilities available at the nearby Wharf Club, which boasts a pool, spa, steam room, gym, fitness facilities and café, all housed underneath Wharf’s Landing Park – a 1,500 square metre green open space.
Voyager is anticipated to generate roughly 2,000 jobs throughout construction.
Cranes have already arrived on site and the first slab is underway.
Completion and settlements are anticipated to commence in mid to late 2021.