With a project value of $380 million, the three year journey commenced in 2016 with a proposed completion date of September 2019. Probuild Constructions were awarded the building contract. Architect Elenberg Fraser worked with Probuild Constructions, along with Express Interiors, one of the largest contractors in VIC to head up the project.
Located in the heart of Melbourne City, the Aurora Apartments lie directly opposite Melbourne Central Train Station. Filling this 92-storey monster is 941 Apartments, 252 serviced apartments, 17 Shops and 4000m2 of office space. Rondo's key responsibilities included providing designs for the following areas: lobby walls and ceilings, internal apartment walls, and a technical representative visited the site weekly to ensure technical support was readily available.
The Rondo team worked with the architect and builder to overcome the specific fire curtain wall design requirement for the lobby walls, ceiling and bulkhead. Rondo benefited the project through multiple design options and regular site inspections which supported both the contractor and the builder.
The project is exposed to high winds due to the height of the building and required quick turnaround times for crane lifts. Rondo was chosen as the preferred supplier due to product quality and certification being the critical drivers. The design aspect and the height of the building were the highlight of the project. The shear size of the project is amazing.