Luxury St Kilda Tower Takes Car Parking to New Heights


Melbourne-based developer Growland has unveiled plans for its new high-end residential tower featuring Australia's first "sky garage".

The high-speed German-engineered parking system will allow car owners to display two of their most prized vehicles in a glass display port that sits adjacent to the main living area.

The revolutionary parking technology, the first of its kind in Australia, will be part of Neue Grand, a 20-storey apartment tower located at 613 St Kilda Road in Melbourne.

The tower, designed by award-winning architecture firm Rothelowman, will feature one 350sq m apartment per level.

Each full-floor apartment, estimated to cost in the region of $6 million, will offer at least three bedrooms and feature high-tech amenities such as home automation and fingerprint access.

Growland will be the first developer to bring this garage technology to Australia and Melbourne where there is "significant demand" from buyers at the top end of the market.

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Neue Grand's 19 apartments will each feature a glass "sky garage" which will be visible from the lounge room.
Sky GarageImage: FloodSlicer Pty Ltd

Rothelowman will also tailor apartments to suit their buyer's unique requirements.

Neue Grand will now be buoyed by this specialised engineering which has long featured in up-market developments in cities such as Singapore and New York.

“Neue Grand will appeal to buyers that are typically hard to impress; they want to see something they have never seen before and they will spare no expense for the sake of quality design and avant-garde opulence,” Growland chief executive Ronald Chan said.

Growland chairman and founder Bruce Chan noted that the company's recent expansion within the market was due to a diverse approach to location and clientele.

“This project is elite in every way; from the exclusive full-floor apartments to the oversized layout and of course the sky garage, it is truly the only project in Australia that will offer all the benefits of a luxury home with the convenience and amenity of a penthouse apartment,” Chan said.

While permits for Neue Grand were secured last October, a number of changes to the original application, including the "sky garage", are now awaiting final approval.

Growland, who acquired the site in 2015 for $12.1 million, will commence construction next year.

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