Lateral Estate reached a construction milestone with the ‘topping out’ of the first stage of Skyhaus, Liverpool’s tallest residential tower.
Construction has now reached the top of the 31 story tower located at 420 Macquarie Street, Liverpool. Once complete, there will be two buildings connected by a five-storey podium.
The buildings will both boast views spanning from Western Sydney all the way to the Sydney CBD.
“This is an exciting milestone for Skyhaus. The community has been so accommodating and we are proud to deliver them a state-of-the-art residential facility," Lateral Estate Associate Director Tony Johnson said.
“Liverpool has continued to go from strength to strength over the years and has become a hub for innovation and major infrastructure development including the Westconnex Motorway and the planned Western Sydney Airport at Badgerys Creek.
We are experiencing strong demand from people wanting to take advantage of the growing region and get in before it becomes another Western Sydney boom area like Parramatta,” he said.
Since its commencement in 2015, the construction of Skyhaus has created over 200 new construction jobs, with most of the sub-contractors on site coming from Western Sydney.
Topping out ceremonies are marked by the lifting of a tree to celebrate reaching the top of a structure. While this is usually done with a conifer or pine tree, Lateral Estate chose an olive tree for Skyhaus as many of Liverpool’s residents descend from Southern Europe.
The tree signified how the migrant community has shaped Liverpool to become what it is today.
Designed by Liverpool-based architects Mosca Pserras and constructed by Lateral Estate’s in house construction team, the building is marked by an understated yet contemporary look with quality finishes.
The architects used "contrasting muted tones to form the unmistakable shapes of sails" on the exterior which have quickly become recognisable to locals.
Comprising 439 one, two, or three bedroom apartments, Skyhaus caters to the needs of individuals and families with interiors designed to maximise space.
It will also feature resort style communal facilities including a BBQ area, an oversized outdoor pool and retail outlets on ground floor.
Stage One will be complete in March 2017, with Stage Two expected to be completed in 2018.