Aurora Melbourne Central

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Height: Architectural 270.5 m / 887 ft
Height: To Tip 270.5 m / 887 ft
Floors Above Ground 85
Floors Below Ground 1
# of Elevators 20
Tower GFA 122,044 m² / 1,313,671 ft²
# of Apartments 952
# of Hotel Rooms 252
# of Parking Spaces 303


Official Name Aurora Melbourne Central
Other Names 250 Latrobe Street
Structure Type Building
Status Completed
Country Australia
City Melbourne
Street Address & Map 224-252 Latrobe Street
Postal Code 3000
Building Function residential / serviced apartments
Structural Material concrete
Proposed 2014
Construction Start 2015
Completion 2019
Official Website Aurora Melbourne Central
Rankings Click arrows to view the next taller/shorter buildings
Global Ranking #288 Tallest in the World
Regional Ranking #3 Tallest in Oceania
National Ranking #3 Tallest in Australia
City Ranking #2 Tallest in Melbourne

Companies Involved

Owner/Developer UEM Sunrise Berhad
Design Elenberg Fraser
Structural Engineer
Design WSP Structures
MEP Engineer
Design Murchie Consulting
Project Manager PDS Group
Main Contractor Probuild
Other Consultant
• Acoustics Acoustic Logic Consultancy PTY LTD
• Certifier Gardner Group
• Civil WSP Structures
• Environmental ARK Resources
Façade BG&E
• Façade Maintenance Altitude Façade Access Consulting Pty Ltd
• Fire Umow Lai
• Land Surveyor Bosco Jonson; Land Surveys
• Landscape AECOM
• Planning Urbis Pty Ltd
• Quantity Surveyor Slattery Australia
• Sustainability Murchie Consulting
• Traffic Traffix Group
• Urban Planner Urbis Pty Ltd
• Waste Management Leigh Design
• Wind MEL Consultants Pty Ltd
Material Supplier
• Formwork Doka GmbH

About Aurora Melbourne Central

Located on the northern edge of Melbourne’s central business district, Aurora Melbourne Central will become the city’s second tallest building upon completion. Constructed as part of a building boom which brought an influx of residential units into the traditionally commercial city core, Aurora Melbourne Central was positioned above Melbourne Central station and was designed to take advantage of the transit oriented location while offering a diverse range of housing options split between traditional residences and serviced units.

The building is composed entirely of a reinforced concrete building structure utilizing an outrigger system with a central core and perimeter columns arraigned to maximize apartment layout flexibility while avoiding costly transfer columns where floor plates transition between residential and parking uses. Below grade, a pad footing foundation was utilized instead of drilled piles due to the adjacent subterranean structure of the Melbourne Central station, to which the building is directly linked through a pedestrian connection.

Research Papers

Year in Review: Tall Trends of 2019
12 Dec 2019 – CTBUH Journal 2020 Issue I

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