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Queensbridge Tower

Queensbridge Tower
Alternative names
  • Queensbridge Hotel[1]
  • Crown Tower 4[2]
  • Crown Queensbridge[1]
General information
Status Proposed
Location 1 Queensbridge Street, Melbourne, Australia
Cost AUD$1.5 billion
Height
Roof 313 m (1,027 ft)
Technical details
Floor count 90
Design and construction
Architect Bates Smart
Developer
Other information
Number of rooms
  • 680 (residential)
  • 388 (hotel)

Queensbridge Tower (or Queensbridge Hotel and Crown Queensbridge) is a proposed supertall skyscraper to be located in the Southbank precinct of Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.

The project was first proposed in 2011 by developer Schiavello Group in conjunction with Bates Smart architectural firm. Initially, the building was to rise 276 metres, and contain 71 levels.[1][3] However, by 2014, a deal was brokered between Schiavello Group and by Crown Limited (owner of the nearby Crown Casino and Entertainment Complex) that would see both companies participate in a joint-development.[4] Plans were later resubmitted to the State Government, to accommodate 626 apartments, a 400–room five–star hotel, a sky lounge, as well as a footbridge across Queensbridge Street joining the development to Crown casino. The height of the project was increased to 308 metres, and would now comprise 84 levels.[2][5][6]

In October 2015, plans were revised, as to allow for a skyscraper of 313 metres in height, to comprise 388 hotel rooms and 680 residential apartments, across 90 levels.[7][8] The project requires approval for construction by the State Government.[9] If approved and built by 2020, the skyscraper will surpass the height of the nearby Eureka Tower (297 m), and will hence become the tallest building in Melbourne; although, if built post-2020, it will be the second tallest skyscraper to Australia 108, which will rise 2 metres (6 ft) higher.[10][11][12]

See also

References

  1. ^ a b c Queensbridge Tower - The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 21 October 2015
  2. ^ a b Dragomir, Laurence. (27 October 2011). "Melbourne set to join the 300 club" UrbanMelbourne.info. Retrieved 17 February 2015
  3. ^ Johanson, Simon and Perkins, Miki. (14 May 2012). "No room for a view". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 17 February 2015
  4. ^ (12 December 2015). "CROWN PLANS NEW FIVE-STAR HOTEL IN MELBOURNE WITH SCHIAVELLO GROUP TO MEET TOURISM DEMAND". Crown Limited. Retrieved 17 February 2015
  5. ^ Queensbridge Tower - 1 Queensbridge Street, Southbank. UrbanMelbourne.info. Retrieved 17 February 2015
  6. ^ (12 December 2015). "New five-star hotel set to be the jewel in Melbourne's Crown". Nine News. Retrieved 17 February 2015
  7. ^ Crown Queensbridge Tower - The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 21 October 2015
  8. ^ Masanauskas, John. (18 October 2015). "Queensbridge Hotel Tower to reshape Melbourne CBD". Herald Sun. Retrieved 18 October 2015
  9. ^ Langmaid, Aaron. (12 December 2014). "Crown casino to add new five–star hotel to Southbank complex". Herald Sun. Retrieved 17 February 2015
  10. ^ Williams, Perry. (19 October 2015). "Crown Resorts punts on Melbourne casino tower". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 19 October 2015
  11. ^ Roddan, Michael. (19 October 2015). "Packer hotel tower plan to expand Southbank precinct". The Australian. Retrieved 19 October 2015
  12. ^ Davey, Melissa. (19 October 2015). "Crown Melbourne to add 90-storey six-star hotel to casino precinct". The Guardian. Retrieved 19 October 2015

External links

  • Queensbridge Tower — on CTBUH Skyscraper Center


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