New Melbourne skyscraper now ready for go-ahead
A new Melbourne skyscraper is now ready to be built after final plans for its design were accepted, according to infolink.com.au.
The Sovereign Square project will be based at the city’s 545 Station Street, Box Hill. The plans have been proposed by Melbourne-based firm AXF Group, however the design is being handled by London company The Buchan Group. The tower, which is set to stand at 114 metres, will become Melbourne’s tallest suburban skyscraper.
Included inside the 34-storey building will be 419 apartments, which will be known as “sky homes”. These apartments will be able to adapt to different climate conditions. As well as living quarters, there will also be 2,677sqm of restaurant space, 288 car parking spaces, 167 bicycle spots and rooftop gardens for residents to enjoy.
Originally, it had been planned that the tower would become a 38-level hotel and complex. However the local council refused these initial plans due to the height.
Sovereign Square project is a highly significant development
Talking about the project, Harvey Male, principal of The Buchan Group, told arcitectureanddesign.com.au:
“Sovereign Square is a highly significant development.”
He continued: “AXF Group is demonstrating with this project… that high-rise residential developments in key activity centres can be sophisticated, engaging and a positive addition to established hubs.”
Author: Samantha Bartlett Date Written: 24 February 2014