Multiplex, a leading global contractor, has delivered another high-rise tower to Melbourne’s city skyline, with the completion of Central Equity’s $295 million residential tower Melbourne One on time.

Located at 618 Lonsdale Street, the landmark 47 level tower stands some 149 metres above ground level. The construction of Melbourne One generated in excess of 1,000 jobs and used some 1700m3 of concrete.

Melbourne One comprises 477 apartments in one, two and three bedroom configurations with several exclusive penthouses. Resident facilities include a grand foyer with concierge, gymnasium and indoor heated swimming pool.

"We are proud to deliver another residential building for Central Equity and to hand it over on time reinforcing our relationship with Central Equity," said Mr Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director Victoria at Multiplex.

Completion was made possible through close collaboration and stringent programming by Multiplex and Central Equity.

Melbourne One is located in the Melbourne CBD, with easy access to Etihad Stadium and Southbank. Melbourne One features a sleek design with extensive use of glass on the façade to incorporate the heritage building in Lonsdale St that was retained.

Complexities involved with the construction of Melbourne One include the restoration of heritage buildings on Lonsdale Street and the challenges associated with building within the busy CBD.

Originally built in 1911, the red brick warehouse was designed by architect Charles Rice for Andrew Tait, a coachbuilder and ironmonger, as his own premises. It features internal columns, very similar to the standard format for wool stores and the facade is striking, designed in an exaggerated Romanesque style with Art Nouveau detailing.

Multiplex has delivered several residential projects for Central Equity in the inner-city of Melbourne including Southbank Grand, Mainpoint Apartments, Southbank One, City Tempo Apartments , Southbank Towers, Boulevarde Apartments, Sovereign Apartments and Kings Park on Southbank.

Multiplex is also currently constructing Central Equity’s Southbank Central, a $300 million 48-level apartment tower located at 1-13 Balston Street comprising 485 units.