Building Australia’s Slimmest Tower in Dense Melbourne

Collins House is Australia’s slimmest tower and the fourth most slender in the world. Developed by Golden Age and joint venture partner Deague Group, the 60-level skyscraper rises from Melbourne’s historic Maker’s Mark building at 446 Collins Street, with the grand façade restored to its former glory.

Built by Hickory and designed by Bates Smart, the sleek, elegant tower has a street frontage of just 11.5 metres and a footprint of 480sqm, making it Australia’s thinnest tower. At level 14, the building has a 4.5m cantilever component which takes the tower over the adjoining building and beyond the site boundary.

The build of the development was undertaken by Hickory, who was faced with the immense challenge of constructing the needle-thin tower on an incredibly tight and narrow site. Continue reading here

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