Aurora Melbourne Central

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Aurora Melbourne Central
Aurora Melbourne Central.jpg
An artist's impression of Aurora Melbourne Central
General information
Status Under construction
Location 224–252 La Trobe Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Coordinates 37°48′35″S 144°57′45″E / 37.809656°S 144.962441°E / -37.809656; 144.962441Coordinates: 37°48′35″S 144°57′45″E / 37.809656°S 144.962441°E / -37.809656; 144.962441
Estimated completion 2019
Cost AUD$730 million
Roof 269 m (883 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 92
Design and construction
Architect Elenberg Fraser
Developer UEM Sunrise

Aurora Melbourne Central is a residential skyscraper currently under construction in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

Developed by Malaysian–based UEM Sunrise and designed by Elenberg Fraser, the project was first proposed in 2014, and received approval by then-Planning Minister Matthew Guy in October, 2014.[1] Previously named 224-252 La Trobe Street, after the address of the 3,197 m2 site, the project was later renamed to Aurora Melbourne Central after the natural light display aurora australis, and the shopping centre of the same name.[2][3]

When completed, the development will reach 269 metres in height – making it the second-tallest building in Melbourne, behind the Eureka Tower.[4] Aurora will comprise 941 residential apartments and 208 serviced apartments across 88 storeys, making it one of the biggest residential buildings in Australia.[5]

Construction on the $730 million project commenced in October 2015,[6] and is expected to be completed by 2019.[7][8]

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  1. ^ Aurora Melbourne Central - The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 27 January 2015
  2. ^ (3 November 2014). "Go ahead for 92-storey Melbourne complex" Archived 3 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine.. accomnews. Retrieved 27 January 2015
  3. ^ (5 December 2014). "Aurora Melbourne Central A Success For Developers". TheUrbanDeveloper. Retrieved 27 January 2015
  4. ^ Aurora Melbourne Central - The Skyscraper Center. The Skyscraper Centre. Retrieved 15 October 2015
  5. ^ Baljak, Mark. (29 October 2014). "The answer becomes Aurora Melbourne Central upon approval". Retrieved 27 January 2015
  6. ^ (22 October 2015). The project is being built by national Tier-1 builder Probuild. "The CBD's tallest building officially begins construction". Urban Melbourne. Retrieved 23 October 2015
  7. ^ (26 November 2014). "Offshore buyers swoop on Melbourne apartments". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 27 January 2015
  8. ^ Chancellor, Jonathan. (26 November 2014). "75% foreign buyers in UEM's 92 storey Aurora Melbourne Central near sell-out". PropertyObserver. Retrieved 27 January 2015

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