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Probuild Tops Out Aurora Melbourne Central

April 2019

UEM Sunrise and Probuild celebrate the structural topping out of Aurora Melbourne Central in Melbourne.

  • At 289m AHD, the mixed-use tower comprising of residential, serviced apartment, retail and commercial space is the tallest in the CBD 
  • The project is creating more than 500 new ongoing employment opportunities and over 3000 jobs during construction

Melbourne, Australia: Leading Malaysian property developer, UEM Sunrise, and Australian Tier 1 contractor Probuild are proud to announce that Melbourne CBD’s new tallest and most significant tower, Aurora Melbourne Central, has officially reached its highest point.

Topping out at a staggering 289m AHD, Aurora Melbourne Central is an 88-storey mixed-use development comprising 959 residential apartments, 252 serviced apartments, office suites and premium retail space. Having now reached its structural peak, it towers over the CBD’s current tallest tower, The Rialto, which is at 270m AHD.

UEM Sunrise Managing Director and CEO, Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, said that this is not only a major milestone for UEM Sunrise, being the company’s second project to top out in Australia in the past 12 months, but also a testament to the growth of Melbourne’s prospering CBD.

“Aurora Melbourne Central is UEM Sunrise’s flagship development in Australia, so it is a very important moment for us to see it structurally reach its peak. It is a testament to the work of all parties involved in the project, including our construction partner Probuild, that it has been so successful thus far, and it’s fantastic that we are able to celebrate this milestone together.

“UEM Sunrise is very proud to be bringing such a significant and top quality project to the Melbourne CBD that not only provides extensive residential, commercial and premium retail space for the community to grow into, but will create more than 500 ongoing opportunities for employment upon its completion and has seen over 3000 jobs created during construction,” said Mr. Syahrin.

Aurora Melbourne Central offers residents unparalleled connectivity and convenience, being the onlyresidential development in Melbourne to have a direct underground connection to Melbourne Central Train Station, Melbourne Central Shopping Centre, Emporium, Myer, David Jones and Bourke St Mall via a series of underground and overhead pedestrian bridges. Furthermore, top tier educationalinstitutions such as RMIT University and The University of Melbourne are only a short walk away.

Probuild’s Victorian Managing Director, Luke Stambolis, said Probuild couldn’t be prouder to havedelivered Melbourne CBD’s tallest mixed-use tower. “It is an absolute honour to be working with UEM Sunrise to deliver Aurora Melbourne Central, anicon in the Melbourne skyline,” he said.

“A building of this magnitude is truly world class, and at Aurora Melbourne Central we have been ableto take advantage of the latest in construction innovations to ensure a seamless delivery acrossmultiple stages.

“Aurora Melbourne Central has been strategically constructed to enable a staged handover, whereresidents have been able to move into the first two completed stages since October 2018, while construction continues safely above at higher levels.”

Construction of the final stages of this landmark project is expected to be completed this comingAugust. The development is 100% sold, with 95% selling out in just two weeks of launch to local andinternational buyers. 

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