ISPT and Probuild have reached the latest major milestone at 271 Spring Street, topping out the $150 million mixed-use tower in Melbourne’s CBD today.
The 271 Spring Street development incorporates the construction of a 16-level tower, inclusive of 15,600m2 of commercial tenancy area, and integrates the heritage-façade and rich historical elements of the Little Lonsdale precinct into a new boutique office development. Upon completion, 271 Spring Street will be the new headquarters of financial services sector leader Australian Unity.
"It’s been a fantastic construction period at 271 Spring Street to date. We’ve managed 10 weeks of archaeology works, built between two Citipower HV easements – we’ve also built over two live underground rail tunnels that form part of Melbourne’s city loop" said Probuild Managing Director Luke Stambolis.
"There’s not many buildings in Melbourne on top of an underground rail system. This location meant we needed to deliver a highly complex light-weight steel structure, consisting of raked feature elements and significant transfer structures to achieve the architectural vision for the project. It’s a very robust structure but light enough to not disturb the city loop below."
Probuild will now be focusing on completing an intricate façade that features 7m x 3.7m fins, and the internal fitout works for anchor tenant Australian Unity.