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A major milestone for Riverside Quay

05 May 2016

A major milestone for Riverside Quay Image

In what Lord Mayor Robert Doyle described as a future “icon of Melbourne”, Southbank’s new flagship commercial tower at 2 Riverside Quay officially topped off last month.

Developer Mirvac and property fund manager ISPT hosted the topping off ceremony on April 27, in a project that is set to reinvigorate an important community precinct.

Esteemed guests included the Lord Mayor, Mirvac CEO and managing director Susan Lloyd-Hurwitz, ISPT CEO Daryl Browning, Fender Katsalidis director Karl Fender and PwC CEO Luke Sayers.

In what is an adaptive reuse of the existing eight-storey car park, the development has added 12 levels of world class office space that will house companies including PwC and Fender Katsalidis.

Speaking at the ceremony, Lord Mayor Robert Doyle said the development was a truly significant contribution to Melbourne.

“It’s proof that you don’t need height to be an icon,” he said. “I am privileged to get invited to a lot of these sorts of events but, unlike many others, this development truly is a significant contribution to our city.”

Ms Lloyd-Hurwitz said the unique urban renewal project was a “significant milestone” for Southbank.

“We are proud to reach this significant milestone in the Riverside Quay project ahead of schedule,” she said.

“We have worked closely with our partners and the City of Melbourne to transform Southbank into a vibrant community space and office environment.”

Designed by Fender Katsalidis, the 21-storey building will feature a rooftop terrace, outdoor workspace for tenants and visitors and 12,000sqm of new premium retail space.

A significant piece of public art work designed by a local artist will also wrap the car park’s exterior as part of a transformation of the public realm.

Mirvac and the City of Melbourne are currently collaborating to reinvigorate the community space at Riverside Quay and a draft master plan is expected to be released in the coming months for public consultation.

The development is expected to be complete early next year.

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