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A local icon is launched

12 Oct 2017

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Hundreds gathered on October 5 to help formally unveil Southbank’s very own mini suburb within a suburb, Melbourne Square.

Developed by OSK Property and designed by Cox Architecture, construction of the six-tower project is set to get underway soon, becoming a prominent precinct and new green heart of Southbank.

The event, which was attended by stakeholders, dignitaries, celebrities and residents, welcomed guests to experience “a day in the life” at Melbourne Square.

OSK Property’s executive chairman Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat unveiled the first look at the project, head of its stage one sales launch on October 14 and 15.

The October 5 launch was a truly buzzing and lively affair, as guests were treated to a selection of Melbourne restaurant and bar “pop ups” from iconic spots such as Chin Chin, Movida, Rosetta and Saké Bar and Restaurant.

Eau de Vie and Boilermaker House, two of Melbourne’s much loved cocktail masters were also on-site serving a number of their specialty drinks, while Gelato Messina and cheese specialists Maker and Monger served up delicious desserts.

OSK Property’s executive chairman Tan Sri Ong Leong Huat said the event was all about giving people a taste of what life at Melbourne Square would be like within the world’s most liveable city.

“The unique level of luxury and design, expansive amenities and green open spaces is unprecedented for a development in Melbourne,” he said.

“Melbourne Square residents will have many beautiful spaces beyond their apartments to relax, exercise or entertain friends within the precinct while the larger community of Southbank will gain a new destination for dining, shopping and relaxing outdoors.”

Developed by OSK Property in a joint venture partnership with Employees Provident Fund Malaysia, Melbourne Square will transform a former car park the size of the MCG into a vertical village.

Key to the project will be the 3700sqm landscaped public park, elevated to maximise sunlight and occupying approximately 18 per cent of the site, as well as stylish apartment interiors by Carr Design.

Comprising six towers, the project will create more than 2600 apartments, a hotel, commercial precinct, childcare centre and dining and retail, including a supermarket.

The $2.8 billion project will be delivered in five stages over eight to 10 years. Stage one comprises the precinct’s first two residential towers and 1043 one, two and three bedroom apartments. The first stage will also deliver much of the project’s community facilities, including the new public park.

Cox Architecture associate Paul Curry said the focus had been on creating a community where a resident’s every need could be met within a short walk.

“To create an uplifting and recognisable identity for Melbourne Square, we focused on incorporating more green spaces that will connect with those other activity zones,” he said.

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