Prestigious Collins Arch penthouse residences to redefine Melbourne CBD market

Cbus Property, Colliers International expect wave of interest in two expansive penthouses

Prestige residential buyers are expected to compete fiercely for the chance to secure one of two luxury penthouses at the new heart of the Melbourne CBD. 

Colliers International has commenced the sales campaign for the Penthouse Residences at Cbus Property’s ground breaking Collins Arch project, which is due for completion early next year.

“Nestled atop what will be one of Melbourne’s most iconic landmarks, the Penthouse Residences at Collins Arch will provide a living experience of a truly global nature, unprecedented within the core of the city,” Sam Nathan, Director of Residential at Colliers International, said.

Collaboratively designed by international design practice Woods Bagot and New York-based SHoP Architects, Collins Arch occupies an entire island site with frontage to Collins Street. 

“It is unlikely that Melbourne will again witness the delivery of a building of the architectural and locational significance of Collins Arch,” Mr Nathan said. 

“Therein lies the opportunity for a visionary purchaser to secure a truly remarkable residence floating atop this architectural masterpiece, one that is unlikely to be fully appreciated for many years to come, well after this opportunity may have passed.”

The residential offering at Collins Arch complements Cbus Property’s extensive portfolio of high-end owner-occupier-style apartment buildings, such as 35 Spring Street and Classic East Melbourne. 

“It’s not often a landmark site such as this comes along. It’s a rare privilege to have a whole city block, but even rarer when it’s in one of the self-proclaimed premier streets of Australia,” Cbus Property CEO, Adrian Pozzo, said.

“As a unique opportunity to provide premium apartments in the heart of the CBD, we always believed Collins Arch had to be an example of one of the best this city could offer – and the penthouse design reflects this. Woods Bagot and SHoP Architects have come up with something we believe really is world class, both from an aesthetic and functional design perspective.”

Positioned at the top of Collins Arch, the Penthouse Residences are two expansive apartments that offer unprecedented luxury in the heart of the city.

Penthouse One will occupy approximately 371sqm on the eastern side of the tower. With entry on level 38, the apartment is set across two levels with its own internal lift, offering grand spaces with a wrap-around, 113sqm terrace to the south and east facades. 

Penthouse Two is the embodiment of exceptional single-level penthouse design, comprising 368sqm of accommodation at the western corner of Level 39, with sprawling living spaces and an expansive private terrace of 128sqm.

Both residences showcase high-quality appointments and spectacular views of the city skyline, Southbank precinct and Port Phillip Bay to the south. 

“In design, appointment and sensory experience, these are residences of international calibre, providing a living scale and functionality rarely replicated in Melbourne developments,” Mr Nathan said. “Floor-to-ceiling windows and a significant terrace allow every room to serve as a window to a panoramic aspect of the Melbourne skyline.”

Each residence comprises three bedrooms, three bathrooms, formal and informal living areas, and premium features, including floor-to-ceiling glass doors and windows, timber flooring, stone benchtops, feature lighting and custom joinery. 

“Collins Arch residents will also enjoy an exceptional level of services and amenities commensurate with the calibre of the building,” Mr Nathan said. 

“The private residents’ lobbies, accessed off the central court beneath the ‘arch’, will be manned by a day-service concierge and full-time security, providing restricted access to residents and endorsed guests, creating a secure buffer and an environment where occupants can relax in comfort and retreat from the city.”

Resident amenities are focussed around a unique sky-bridge commencing on level 34 and spanning the east and west towers. The primary Level 34 common area offers panoramic views across the city and private access to a 25-metre swimming pool, fully appointed gym, lounge with adjoining private dining rooms and catering kitchen, exercise/yoga room, wine cellar, billiard area and outdoor terrace.

On Level 39, the residents’ private Sky Garden comprises a triple-height, extensively landscaped, planted and furnished winter garden that will provide a year-round escape from the city, regardless of the weather conditions.
 

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Sam Nathan

Director

Melbourne CBD (Residential)

Sam has engaged closely with the premium apartment market for over 15 years, initially as a qualified valuer and then as a lead advisor to  major domestic and international developers, investors, consultants and financiers, having had significant advisory roles on some of Melbourne’s most complex and renowned residential developments. 

This experience has led to the securing of a holistic perspective of the market, driven by an understanding of the economic, social and political factors influencing the performance of each building, and the ability to discuss the position of individual residences in the market from a bigger perspective than is common in the ‘real estate’ market.

Sam leads the residential  team within the Colliers International Melbourne business, focusing on the marketing and sale of residences within the Melbourne prestige apartment market. With a desire to engage transparently with clients and assist their understanding of the market,  he paves the way for greater communication, understanding and outcomes.

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