The final stage of the AU$800 million Aurora Melbourne Central project has reached practical completion. The mixed-use tower and tallest building in Melbourne’s CBD, at 86-storeys or 289m AHD, is now home to almost 2,000 residents. It also offers office suites, 2,540 square metres of new premium retail space and a 252 serviced apartments component.
In addition, more than 500 ongoing opportunities for employment involving the daily operations of the building have been created upon the project completion, with over 3,000 jobs provided during the construction phase.
UEM Sunrise Berhad Managing Director and CEO, Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, said the company was delighted with the finished result.
“It will be rewarding to see the Aurora and CBD community make use of this world-class building and take full advantage of its direct connection to neighbouring amenity such as Melbourne Central Train Station, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Emporium and Bourke St Mall.”
Mr Syahrin also said UEM Sunrise was pleased with the commercial success of the project.
“It was incredible to see 95 per cent of apartments at Aurora Melbourne Central sell out in just two weeks of launch, a testament to the quality of building, strong product offering and UEM Sunrise’s stellar reputation overseas. With the project now 100 per cent sold, we’re also nearing an outstanding 100 per cent settlement figure, with residents still moving in to the final stage with all prior stages fully settled.
City of Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp also commented on the completion of Aurora Melbourne Central.
“We are Australia’s fastest growing city and will be the biggest by the end of the decade. As our city continues to grow rapidly it is important to encourage mixed-use developments like Aurora Melbourne Central that incorporate growing needs such as residential accommodation, commercial premises and retail at a ground level to generate activity and vibrancy.
“Aurora Melbourne Central has unique design features and adds a distinctive element to Melbourne’s skyline. The ever changing skyline is a demonstration of the confidence businesses and investors have in our economy,” the Lord Mayor said.
Aurora Melbourne Central was designed by architect Elenberg Fraser and constructed by Probuild.