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Property developer UEM Sunrise Bhd with Hickory Group inaugurated the “topping out” of the A$300 million (RM900 million) Conservatory, a luxury residential building located on Mackenzie Street in Melbourne, Australia.
The project marks UEM Sunrise’s first completed work in Australia since the company made its foray into the Melbourne market in 2013.
CEO and MD Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib said the conservatory marks an important piece of history for the company, making it the next step for the developer in fulfilling promise of delivering quality, luxury projects in Australia.
“The Aurora Melbourne Central is also set to be handed over to purchasers from the third quarter of 2018 onwards and site works for Mayfair will be commencing this year,” he said in a statement.
Anwar Syahrin said the conservatory represents a new era of population growth and will service Melbournians with luxury accommodation options, boasting views over the Carlton Gardens and lavish amenities such as rooftop jacuzzi, private cinema and golf simulator.
The first stage of the Conservatory apartments will be handed over to purchasers from late September 2018 onwards.
Meanwhile, Hickory MD Michael Argyrou said the company is proud to reach the groundbreaking ceremony of the project and is excited to see the finished product come September this year.
“Hickory is very proud to be delivering a high-quality, landmark project in Melbourne such as Conservatory. It will no doubt be an amazing place to live for the owners of these luxury apartments.
“The company will help maintain the quality for years to come, unlike the servicing of a new luxury car,” Argyrou said.
Conservatory offers 446 units of one-, two- and three-bedroom residences, and four levels of residential facilities, which include a pool, gymnasium, golf simulator, yoga zone, BBQ pit, entertainment deck, private cinema and two Jacuzzis on level 42 Carlton Skydeck overlooking the Carlton Gardens.
The groundbreaking ceremony was jointly officiated by UEM Sunrise chairman Tan Sri Zamzamzairani Mohd Isa, Cox Architecture principal Philip Rowe, UEM Sunrise Australia head of operations Ong Chee Wei, UEM Group director Lim Tau Kien and PDS Group MD Andrew Fortey.