Schiavello Group and our joint venture partner, Crown Resorts, are pleased to announce the approval of our One Queensbridge hotel and luxury residential tower in Southbank, Melbourne.
“This project represents a significant and important milestone in my life’s work and my family’s ambition – to create a place of absolute quality for all Melbournians and visitors alike to enjoy and admire.” – Tony Schiavello, Executive Chairman, Schiavello Group.
The building was designed by London-based architectural firm Wilkinson Eyre and will be located in Melbourne’s Southbank. One Queensbridge will include a 388 room luxury six-star hotel, approximately 700 residential apartments and a unique rooftop restaurant and lounge, which will be accessible to the general public.
“This is a bold transformation of Melbourne’s skyline that will build on our state’s reputation as the nation’s leader for tourism. This is an outstanding project, truly one of international significance. This is a powerful vote of confidence in our city, in our state.” – The Hon Daniel Andrews, Premier of Victoria.
At 325 metres, the 90-storey building will become Australia’s tallest and is expected to provide a significant boost to employment, both during construction and post-completion. The tower will generate an estimated 3,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction. “We are extremely proud to be creating jobs in Australia, in particular, more opportunities for apprentices and local trades.” – Peter Schiavello, Managing Director, Schiavello Group.
The economic benefits for Victoria set to stem from the project are estimated at $2.1 billion. Crown Resorts and Schiavello Group have also agreed to invest up to $100 million in tourism and public amenities, which will provide a significant boost for the broader Southbank precinct.
A key component of the design includes a new sculptural pedestrian link, which will provide hotel guests and residents with all-weather access from the lobby of the new hotel to the Crown Melbourne integrated resort.
“Melbourne is one of the world’s most liveable cities. We truly believe One Queensbridge will add to the liveability and vibrancy of city life in Southbank and become a signature landmark in the Melbourne skyline with international appeal.” – Todd Nisbet, Executive Vice President of Strategy and Development, Crown Resorts.