Swanston Central Melbourne is a 72-level high-rise residential structure on the North of Melbourne’s Central Business District. The development will be a specifying project within Melbourne offered its extremely one-of-a-kind ‘L’ form and facade which must blend with adjoining heritage buildings. The structure will end 40 levels taller than other project on the site.
The site is bound on two sides by a bluestone heritage facade which must be retained at all times during construction. WSP|Parsons Brinckerhoff and the project team fulfilled the challenges related to shared boundaries and retention of the already existing heritage structure via close collaboration with the adjacent building owners and Heritage Victoria.
The predominant architectural difficulty for an L-shaped building as slim and tall as Swanston Central is the complex torsional (twisting) acceleration at the top of the building under wind loading. We conquered this potential velocity concern with our effective design solution for the structure in combination with close partnership with the wind expert. The result of this procedure was that additional tuned mass damping was not required, in turn increasing net salable location for the structure.
The approved development scheme allows for approximately 1,039 apartments including a mix of one, two and three bedrooms over the towers 72 levels featuring beautiful views to all points of the compass and in excess of 2,000 sqm. of integrated commercial space located at ground level. The lower levels of the proposed development will provide secure car parking for residents and retail tenants.
Swanston Central Melbourne Nearby
Situated on the city’s civic spine on the corner of Swanston and Victoria Streets, it gives residents approach to all that Melbourne offers with views along Swanston Street towards the Shrine of Remembrance and out to Port Phillip Bay and across the charming streets and parks of Carlton.
Located in the heart of academic Melbourne, share the neighborhood with RMIT, a university with a global repute for achievements and walk to Melbourne University’s leafy grounds. Take a free tram from the new super tram stop on Swanston Street transporting you throughout the CBD, Carlton, metropolitan Melbourne and far.
- minutes to RMIT University
- 2 minutes to Lincoln Square
- 3 minutes to Melbourne University
- 3 minutes to Victoria Market
- 4 minutes to Trinity College
- 4 minutes to Flagstaff Garden
- 5 minutes to Melbourne Central Railway Station
- 6 minutes to State Library
- 6 minutes to China Town
- 7 minutes to Melbourne Museum
- 7 minutes to Carlton Garden
- 9 minutes to Federation Square
- Project Name
- Swanston Central Melbourne
- Hengyi Australia
- 168 Victoria Street, Carlton, VIC, 3053
- No. Of Units
- No. Of Blocks
- Site Area
- 2,927.00 square metres
- Tenure of Land
- Expected T.O.P