Mirvac proposes Docklands’ tallest apartment tower

Mirvac’s proposed Tower 9 will rise 158 metres.

Mirvac has applied to construct Docklands’ tallest residential building yet.

The 45 level proposal, known in planning circles as Tower 9, but to be branded something else, will rise 158 metres inclusive of a 10.8m crown.

At that height, it would surpass the nearby 43 storey, 138m Voyager complex (pictured, top), which the developer has just completed and is 82 per cent sold out.

Mirvac is planning to launch Tower 9 in mid-2022.

“Bookending Collins Street, with a north facing riverfront aspect, the building will be a new legacy for Yarra’s Edge and an icon on Melbourne’s skyline,” Mirvac general manager, Residential, Victoria, Elysa Anderson, said.

The property is near the Subaru Interactive dealership which sold for $50.5m in August to prestige car dealer Nick Theodossi, and Pelligra Group, which are intending a mixed-use project.

Visible from Treasury Building

On a 7745 square metre site, 118-122 Lorimer Street, Tower 9 will contain 191 dwellings – a mix of one, two and three bedrooms.

A nine level separate building, still part of the project, will contain three commercial tenancies and apartments.

Rooftop spaces are designed with resident-only amenity including a lounge, gym, wellness centre, pool, spa and steam room (story continues below).

The tower will stare down Collins St, over the Yarra River.

“Visible from the city’s parliament buildings [Tower 9] will be the tallest building to date in our…Yarra’s Edge community, which is currently home to over 3500 residents living in luxury apartments and riverfront homes,” Ms Anderson, said.

“We are seeing continued resilience in the Melbourne property market, with strong demand for quality apartments at the premium end of the market,” according to the executive.

Tower 9’s entrance will be on Point Park Drive.

Mirvac has nearly completed its Yarra’s Edge project after close to two decades – following Tower 9, there is just one tower left to market.

Prior to Voyager reaching full height in March, Devine’s Victoria Point, on Harbour Esplanade, was the precinct’s tallest residential building – at 128m.

The Victoria Police headquarters, recently completed at 311 Spencer St, a site also considered part of the CBD, is Docklands’ highest commercial tower, rising 180m (40 storeys).

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of realestatesource.com.au.