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The Future Top 10 Tallest Skyscrapers in Australia

by Marquette Turner Luxury Homes

in commercial real estate, Real Estate Radar, Special Reports, Variety

Australian skyscrapers

In this news piece we highlight Australia’s future top 10 tallest skyscrapers in the development pipeline however, it does not include completed buildings..

It should come as no real surprise that the eastern seaboard cities are leading the skyward charge, with Melbourne potentially reclaiming the crown from the Gold Coast’s Q1 should the recently announced Green Spine development be realised.  

At the time of writing, Melbourne boasts four potential entries including an impressive three in the top five! Brisbane and Gold Coast share half the entries between them, while Sydney has a solitary entry on the list in the form of Crown’s hotel and resort development at Barangaroo, which is currently under construction.

The Green Spine Melbourne

The Green Spine on Southbank. Image: UN Studio & COX Architecture

#1. GREEN SPINE (EAST TOWER) | MELBOURNE | 104-STOREYS | 356M

A recent addition to the list following the announcement of the winning design in the Southbank by Beulah design competition for 118 City Road on Melbourne’s Southbank.

This new property development in Melbourne will become the largest tower in Australia at a total of 356 metres tall.

COX Architecture and UN Studio’s dynamic design draws on the Southbank Boulevard linear park and the Botanical Gardens creating a twisting ‘Green Spine’ and is the product of the two firms’ collaborative, conceptual thinking of future living.

The Green Spine with its incredible size will incorporate cultural, entertainment, leisure and commercial venues within its 250,000sqm of internal area.

Orion Towers

Orion Towers’ South Tower would become the tallest in Australia. Image: Woods Bagot

#2. ORION TOWERS (SOUTH TOWER) | GOLD COAST | 103-STOREYS | 328M

The second largest future tower of Australia, the Orion Towers will be the tallest building in Queensland. Coming in at 103-storeys with a total height of 328 metres.

Although it is the second tallest building in Australia it will own the record of the highest restaurant in Australia on floor 101, with 360 degree panoramic views.

 One Queensbridge 

One Queensbridge should it proceed, would eclipse Australia 108. Image: Schiavello

#3. ONE QUEENSBRIDGE | MELBOURNE | 90-STOREYS | 323M

A Joint Venture partnership between Crown Resorts and Schiavello, the Wilkinson Eyre designed goliath is yet to commence, despite approval from the Planning Minister and an expression of interest campaign for its residences.

With deadline of February 2019 to commence construction of the project fast approaching, no updated plans have been submitted for final endorsement, with Crown citing funding as the biggest hurdle to overcome in the current development climate.

Australia 108

Australia 108 races along to its title of Melbourne’s tallest. Images (L-R): Fender Katsalidis | Mark Baljak

#4. AUSTRALIA 108 | MELBOURNE | 100-STOREYS | 317M

Melbourne’s tallest building and the tallest residential tower in the Southern Hemisphere (to roof) is continuing its rise opposite sister tower, the 297m Eureka on the south side of the Yarra River.

Australia 108’s core recently hit the level 67 mark, with the floorplates not far behind at level 62. The first residents have also now moved into the lower levels  as part of completion of stage one back in June.

Spirit on the Gold Coast

Spirit on the Gold Coast had a strong sales launch. Image: Forise Holdings

#5. SPIRIT | GOLD COAST | 89-STOREYS | 298M

Designed by DBI Design who have previously conceived other notable towers on the Gold Coast such as Oracle, Jewel, SOUL Tower and The Wave; Spirit was to have been the tallest building to roof in Surfers Paradise prior to Orion Towers’ entry onto the list. 

The design features a dramatic wave across its facade similar to The Wave also on the Gold Coast, but on a much grander scale.

In a sign of the development’s popularity, Spirit notched up $32 million in sales within days of its official launch.It is expected to be completed in 2021.

Cienna Square

Cienna Square will be developed on the site of the former Regent Cinema. Image: DBI Design

#6. CIENNA SQUARE TOWER II | GOLD COAST | 88-STOREYS | 280M

DBI Design’s second entry on the list is for a dual tower on the Southport site of the former Regent Cinema, which has remained empty since it was cleared to pave way for a now unbuilt scheme back in 1989.

Cienna Square received preliminary approval back in April 2016, but there has been no real update in the last two years.

Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort

Crown Sydney Hotel and Resort will be built within Barangaroo. Images: Wilkinson Eyre | Ozscrapers member cnd

#7. CROWN SYDNEY HOTEL & RESORT | SYDNEY | 75-STOREYS | 271M

Crown Resorts’ second tower on the list sees it once again engaging architects Wilkinson Eyre on what is set to become Sydney’s tallest building, capping off the Barangaroo development and acting as a gateway statement.

This Sydney development is currently under construction and targeting a late 2019 completion.

Skytower

Brisbane’s under construction Skytower. Image (L-R): Billbergia | Ozscrapers member Oriolus

#8. BRISBANE SKYTOWER | BRISBANE | 90-STOREYS | 270M

Billbergia and AMP Capital’s joint venture project, Skytower is set to become Brisbane’s tallest tower bookending the southern edge of the CBD, with the under-construction tower rising directly opposite the Botanic Gardens.

Skytower is quickly approaching its final height with structural top out not far off.

240 Margaret

240 Margaret with the neighouring U/C Skytower. Image: World Class Land

#9. 240 MARGARET STREET | BRISBANE | 87-STOREYS | 270M

World Class Land’s second entry on the list following its Australia 108 project in Melbourne will reach the same height as the neighbouring Sky Tower development in #8. 

This is the maximum height allowed in Brisbane as a result of Brisbane Airport radar shadowing issues.

West Side Place

Stage one of West Side Place. Images: Far East Consortium | Urban.com.au forumer redden

#10. WEST SIDE PLACE – TOWER A | MELBOURNE | 81-STOREYS | 270M

With tier one builder Probuild at the helm, Far East Consortiums West Side Place is making speedy progress as it begins to emerge from the pit on the site of the former Age building.

The first stage of the Cottee Parker-designed quad tower development includes the 263 room Ritz-Carlton in addition to 1,376 apartments across two towers of 81 and 62-storeys.

A further two towers will eventually be constructed including a Dorset hotel and public park, completing the vertical neighbourhood.

 

 

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