Melbourne is set to be home to Australia's tallest tower, with the announcement that the Victorian State Government has officially given the green light to the Southbank by Beulah project.
The tower will sit on the current BMW site on Kings Way, and stretch to 385 metres tall with the whole development featuring 270,000sqm of space.
Southbank by Beulah is a $2B project and has been conceptualised by Dutch firm UNStudio, alongside Melbourne architectural firm Cox Architecture.
The ambitious project is planned to be a "vertical mini-metropolis" and will be home to a collection of private residences, public and green spaces, a rooftop sky garden, town hall, commercial offices, a five-star urban resort, childcare centre, health and wellness precinct, and a retail area.
The two towers twist as they ascend, showing off their green spaces to those on Southbank or heading down the Yarra River.
“Southbank by Beulah will transform the way Melburnians work, live, learn, revitalise and play—it will set a global benchmark for an unprecedented lifestyle hub that caters to present and future generations and will assist in the future growth of Melbourne and its vision to become a truly global smart city.
“Discussions have already begun with leading global brands in the hospitality, retail and cultural sectors who are looking for a transformative project of this calibre.” said Beulah Managing Director, Jiaheng Chan.
Construction on Southbank by Beulah is to begin in 2021, with the project taking five years to complete.
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