Malaysia-based property developer UEM Sunrise Berhad, along with Hickory Group, recently celebrated the topping out of Conservatory residential development in Melbourne, Australia.
The A$330 million project, located on the city’s MacKenzie Street, offers 446 units of one, two and three-bedroom residences and four levels of residential facilities. It will be UEM Sunrise’s first completed project in Australia since the company’s entry into the Melbourne market in 2013. The first stage of Conservatory apartments is planned to be handed over to purchasers from late September 2018 onwards.
The new development is also an integral part of Melbourne’s history, highlighted UEM Sunrise. “Before construction began, we engaged an archaeological consultant for an archaeological excavation of the site. They uncovered over 250,000 artefacts, dating back to the early gold rush in the 1800s when the site was the Mistletoe Hotel,” explained Anwar Syahrin Abdul Ajib, UEM Sunrise’s managing director and CEO.
“Fittingly, these items reflect an opulent time when Melbourne’s population was burgeoning, and settlement started to take shape. Conservatory similarly 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 a rooftop jacuzzi, private cinema and golf simulator.”
From late September 2018, 477 pieces of significant artefacts found at the construction site of Conservatory will be on display in purpose-built glass cases in the foyer of the building, which the public can view from the Bell Place Laneway. UEM Sunrise has worked closely with Heritage Victoria and the appointed archaeological consultant as well as a conservator to identify these artefacts.