Sky-pool to become a suburban Melbourne landmark

A Marina Bay Sands-style sky-pool connecting the rooftop of two proposed suburban apartment buildings is poised to become a major Melbourne landmark.

Part of a five-building master-planned “resort” in Hawthorn East, the 25-metre suspended pool will capture city skyline vistas from its seventh-floor position and be surrounded by an observation deck, sundeck, sky-walk and market garden.

A resident-only hammock lounge, gym, yoga room, outdoor alfresco area and cycling workshop will also form part of the Hawthorn Park village, launched by Dahua Group Melbourne, a Shanghai-backed builder.

The prominent development, speculated to be worth more than $280-million, will replace a collection of low rise commercial buildings covering 33-57 Camberwell Road, seven kilometres east of the CBD.

Dahua was reported as buying the 5197 square metre site for $50 million two years ago from a consortium including the Victor Smorgon Group and the Kanat family, who are behind fashion brands Ted Baker and Flair.

Dahua’s proposal has been in the planning pipeline since the end of 2015. An approved permit has been amended a couple of times, including late last year when the number of apartments in the project was increased to 368.

Hawthorn Park will also include 567 car park bays and ground floor retail space expected to include cafes and restaurants in its tenancy mix.

Dahua Group Melbourne is marketing units in the project. Prospective purchasers can contact them at [email protected].

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Marc Pallisco

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