CBUS BEGINS $1B VERTICAL VILLAGE WITH INNOVATIVE SOLAR SKIN
Cbus Property is under way for its newly approved $1-billion “vertical village” in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD. It will be one of the first office towers in the world to feature a “solar skin” facade.
In detail the building will comprise:
- A 48-storey tower
- 60,000sq m of net leasable office space
- A sky garden
- Several landscaped open-air and mixed-mode terraces
- An atrium
- A four-level wellness hub
- Parking for 600 bikes
- 1,300sq m of ground floor retail space
- 116 carparks
- Enough capacity for about 5500 office workers
- Four amalgamated sites- 140 and 150 Queen Street, 27 McKillop Street and 423 Bourke Street.
The building has been designed achieve net zero carbon in operation, with 20 per cent of its base building’s electricity requirements generated by translucent, vertical glass photovoltaic panels on its facade.
This collected energy coupled with all-electric operations will help the tower save 430 tonnes of carbon dioxide emissions a year.
The balance of the building, which is targeting a 6-Star Green Star New Buildings rating and a Platinum WELL certified rating, will be powered by offsite renewable electricity.
Demolition would conclude by early next year.
Target is for completion late 2026.