Global contractor Multiplex has delivered the stage four of Far East Consortium's 'Upper West Side' development, marking the completion of the $550 million project.
The fourth and final stage of consisted of the $160 million Tower Three, located at 33 Rose Lane in Melbourne's CBD.
Upper West Side's Tower Three was designed by architects Cottee Parker and spans 52-levels. It includes 641 apartments, a large retail arcade, communal pool and gymnasium.
The entirety of the Upper West Side development comprises 2,207 apartments across four towers and is one of Australia’s largest inner city developments capable of housing approximately 4,000 people.
Completion of the podium landscape area to Tower Three is expected by mid-November and will make the combined area of all towers one of the largest raised green roofs in the southern hemisphere.
Being almost an acre in size, the landscape zones provide residents with unique features such as a rock climbing facilities, all while being surrounded by botanically inspired plants and some 20-25 year old trees.
“We are delighted to have completed the final stage of Upper West Side," Multiplex Regional Managing Director Graham Cottam said.
"Throughout all four stages of the project, we have drawn on our extensive experience in delivering high rise towers amidst a busy CBD environment."Multiplex admitted there were some challenges during construction, as staged handovers of the project meant residents were moving into a portion of the building whilst minor construction continued on the upper levels.
A large protection deck was also designed and installed, cantilevering off Tower Three to protect neighbouring buildings.
Some 4,500 people worked on-site during the overall construction of the four tower project, spanning close to six years of construction in total.