Probuild has been appointed as the builder for award-winning Malaysian property developer SP Setia’s latest landmark project, UNO, a 65-level residential tower in Melbourne’s CBD.
Rising up 210 metres from 111 A’Beckett Street, the mixed-use development (designed by Elenberg Fraser) will occupy 1,741 square metres in the heart of the city, encompassing the address’ existing heritage building and housing ground-floor retail amenity, plus a childcare centre on level two.
SP Setia’s Australian CEO, Choong Kai Wai, is excited to see the UNO vision come to life, saying he was pleased to be partnering with Probuild to deliver the project.
“I’m incredibly proud of our team in Australia to get to this point in the development of UNO, which will truly be a new landmark for Melbourne’s skyline,” he said.
“We look forward to progressing our new relationship with Probuild, a builder who is committed to safety and delivering high-quality residential apartments.”
Mr Choong stated that the central location of UNO Melbourne set it apart from SP Setia’s other projects.
“In addition to its exceptional residential amenity, UNO occupies a prime CBD footprint, within walking distance of the best Melbourne has to offer, including sought-after buyer criteria, such as the Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne Central and RMIT University,” he said.
Probuild’s Group Managing Director, Luke Stambolis, said SP Setia and Elenberg Fraser have always created projects of distinction through timeless, considered design and UNO will be no different, with highly considered apartments and world-class residential amenities.
“This appointment is testament to the faith SP Setia has in Probuild’s extensive expertise in residential construction.”
According to Elenberg Fraser, the tower’s iridescent sheen will be due to a new glazing technique they are developing with a glass manufacturer that permits dichroic glass, shifting fluidly between copper and sandstone tones depending on the angle it’s viewed from.
Inside the tower, UNO is planned to comprise a lobby and concierge, with a private dining area, lounge, bar, entertainment space and media room on level one.
Additional residential facilities on level nine will include a yoga studio, therapy room, gym, steam room, sauna, spa, swimming pool and outdoor cinema. There will also be outdoor space designated for leisure activities.