NEW LANDMARK AND ERA OF LUXURY LIVING ARRIVES AT MELBOURNE’s BEST ADDRESS
The ‘Paris End’ of Melbourne will soon be home to an exceptional new landmark, with Cbus Property’s flagship residential development, ‘35 Spring St’ set to become the new gateway to the city and Melbourne’s ultimate residential address.
Positioned in one of Melbourne’s key culturally and historically significant precincts at the intersection of Spring Street and Flinders Lane, the $350 million development has been designed by award-winning architects, Bates Smart. It offers luxury living in what is arguably Melbourne CBD’s finest location. The 1,320 square metre site enjoys a ‘Central Park’ feel due to its location opposite Melbourne’s magnificent Treasury and Fitzroy Gardens and is only walking distance away from designer boutiques, restaurants, five-star hotels and the city’s cultural precinct.
The 43-level tower comprises a mix of 270 generous and superbly appointed one, two and three bedroom apartments and penthouses, ranging in size from 65 square metres through to 330 square metres and priced from $550,000 to over $6 million. Due to its extraordinary location, residents gain access to spectacular views over the city’s famous sporting precinct, Fitzroy and Treasury Gardens, the Yarra River, Royal Botanical Gardens, Melbourne’s CBD, Dandenong Ranges, as well as scenery to the west and across Port Phillip Bay.
“There is a limited supply of premium residences in Melbourne and market research shows a continued demand for these types of developments that has not been addressed in most new apartment projects released to the market over recent years. We are confident that ‘35 Spring St’ will change the way Australians regard inner city apartment living and set a new benchmark for quality,” said Cbus Property CEO, Adrian Pozzo.
Bates Smart’s vision for the project has been directly inspired by the site’s unique location and history, creating a building with a unique sculptural expression that will sit in the foreground of the iconic Treasury Gardens.
“The design for ‘35 Spring St’ reflects the characteristics of both Spring Street and Flinders Lane, with a contemporary reinterpretation of traditional Melbourne architecture that still speaks to Melbourne’s great heritage,” said Bates Smart Director, Kristen Whittle.
The materiality of the building evokes both the timeless dignity and civic masonry architecture of Spring Street and the vibrant patterns of Flinders Lane, whilst reflecting residential occupancy in clear contrast to the surrounding commercial office buildings.
The tower skin is, in part, based on fabric patterns; paying homage to the garment and fashion industry heritage of Flinders Lane in the 1880s. Bates Smart made the simple analogy of having the building layered in fabric, with a vertical and horizontal patterned façade creating a woven veil expressed on the surface of the building.
“This is a classically inspired design focused on elegance, proportion and detail. The unique appearance has been crafted to truly resonate with this most coveted precinct in Melbourne,” adds Whittle.
Each residence will benefit from a terrace or balcony recessed within the fabric of the building, softening the threshold between inside and outside and creating an extension of the Treasury Gardens for those dwellings on the eastern side of the building.
The sophisticated interiors of the residences feature traditional high quality finishes with a choice of three colour schemes.
“There is a feeling of continuation within the apartments where full height windows merge into large door openings and the bathroom floors wrap onto the walls with floating vanities and mirrors. The tessellated pattern portrayed on the exterior of the building has also been referenced throughout the interiors, with generous window panes creating a framed view to the outside,” explained Bates Smart Interior Design Director, Jeffery Copolov.
The building will combine many of the facilities of a five-star hotel with amenities on level nine to include a 25 metre lap pool with lounge area, gymnasium and deck with barbecue facilities. As well as this, some residents will have access to a wine storage area that opens up onto an elegant dining room where they can entertain guests, providing a functional extension to their home.
A double-height entrance with a projecting glazed canopy welcomes residents into the grand lobby of the residential tower. With a lounge area and a concierge desk with mailroom, the lobby is designed to provide a social space for residents and their visitors. A 200 square metre restaurant space has also been earmarked alongside the lobby, with access via Spring Street.
“We tried to convey a sense of beauty and calm in the lobby, establishing a space where people will feel like they’re arriving home – not to a hotel or serviced apartment.
“The design of the lobby was about activating the corner of Spring Street and Flinders Lane to showcase the residential aspect to the building as well as creating a look and feel that draws on the cultural diversity and human aspects of Flinders Lane,” added Copolov.
Most apartments have at least one car parking space, with residents purchasing apartments on levels two to eight enjoying the added convenience of having car parks on the same level, providing direct access to their vehicles. Access to the car park will be via either Flinders or Howitt Lanes. Howitt lane, off Flinders Lane will be brought to life with an art piece that will capture the essence of Melbourne’s famous laneways.
Construction of ‘35 Spring St’ is expected to commence in 2014, with completion anticipated for 2017. For further information and expressions of interest, visit www.35SpringSt.com or contact Colliers International on 03 9629 8888.