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Melbourne residential project ahead of its time

PM News
December 14, 2011

Construction contractor Brookfield Multiplex has delivered the $83 million HarbourOne residential development at 349 Docklands Drive in Melbourne more than a month ahead of schedule.

A refined defects management process ensured quality standards were met, while enabling the project to be delivered more than one month ahead of the scheduled completion date.

“Much to the delight of the client, the early completion of the HarbourOne project facilitated an earlier than anticipated opening of the new serviced apartments, resulting in fully booked accommodation during the Melbourne Spring Racing Carnival and subsequent Melbourne events,” said Graham Cottam, regional managing director of Brookfield Multiplex for Victoria.

Located in the upmarket NewQuay precinct, HarbourOne boasts 329 apartments over 22 levels in a range of soho, studio, one- and two-bedroom configurations. The complex also comprises a separate building with 28 5-star one- and two-bedroom serviced apartments over five floors.

Designed by Plus Architecture and developed by MAB Corporation, the complex offers expansive views to Victoria Harbour and the city skyline and features amenities such as an audio visual lounge, four levels of resident’s car parking, gymnasium, commercial/retail tenancies and an exclusive library lounge with internet access.

The building also possesses a number of environmentally sustainable features including solar hot water generation and water sensitive urban design initiatives. The development received the VicUrban Award of Merit and has met the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA) environmental standards.

“HarbourOne is a landmark building with a sophisticated design making it feel more like a boutique hotel than a residential complex. It will be a welcomed addition to Melbourne’s vibrant inner-city lifestyle,” said Cottam.

Over the past 18 months, Brookfield Multiplex has completed eight construction projects in Melbourne for a total value of more than $1 billion. Current developments include 700 Bourke Street, 171 Collins Street, RMIT, Upper West Side and the Peter Doherty Institute.

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