Multiplex tops out first luxury tower at Capitol Grand
Multiplex has reached a major construction milestone on LK Property Group’s $800 million six-star retail and high-rise residential development, Capitol Grand, ‘topping out’ the 10-level Capitol Grand Tower.
Prominently located on the corner of Toorak Road and Chapel Street, Capitol Grand was designed by Bates Smart Architects and comprises 400 luxury apartments across two towers: the 10-storey Capitol Grand Tower and the 50-storey LK Tower.
At 180 metres tall, LK Tower boasts panoramic views across Melbourne, particularly from its upper levels where five whole-floor penthouses feature 360-degree views.
“We are delighted to achieve this milestone on the inner-city’s latest tower. Capitol Grand represents the epitome of luxury living and is on track for completion next year,” said Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director at Multiplex.
Around 400 workers are on-site every day and approximately 20,000 cubic metres of concrete has been used to date on both towers.
A range of innovative construction techniques have been used by Multiplex including the use of cantilevered offset grillages on cranes to minimise impact to permanent structure, temporary shield structure to protect overhead services during crane lifts from Chapel Street and the installation of the façade behind formwork protection screens to mitigate the risk of falling objects.
Capitol Grand will feature an exquisite lobby, private pools, gyms, dining areas and Jack Merlo designed elevated gardens.
Residents who purchase an apartment on Level 32 or above will have their own entrance, three dedicated lifts and exclusive access to the Azure Club, which will feature a state-of-the-art gym, lounges, dining rooms and an infinity pool.
Capitol Grand will also house fine dining establishments, three levels of luxury retail, and a five-level basement carpark for residents.
The luxury project is scheduled for completion in late 2019 with handover of the CG Tower in mid-2019.