paragon urban garden
Paragon is home to a three-level urban-forest. Image Supplied
  • Constructed by Multiplex
  • Houses 227 apartments
  • Features the first elevated indoor forest in Australia

Construction company Multiplex has announced the completion of Beulah’s $200 million 48-level luxury residential apartment tower Paragon in Melbourne’s CBD.

The high-rise tower stands 167 metres above street level and houses 227 apartments.

Designed by architectural firm Fender Katsalidis, Paragon features a range of facilities and amenities including a private theatre, a library, a bar and a 15-metre lap pool.

The tower is also home to the first elevated indoor forest in Australia. Garden designer Paul Bangay designed the three-level ‘urban forest’ which comprises of green walls, mature trees and water features.

Adelene Teh, Beulah Executive Director, labelled the completion of the tower  – the company’s first CBD tower – as a “momentous milestone”.

“Paragon is home to a number of boundary pushing design elements, some of which are the first of their kind; being able to deliver on these is an exciting achievement as it lifts the bar of what is expected when it comes to residential living in Melbourne.”

Adelene Teh, Beulah Executive Director

paragon exterior
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One of the main challenges through construction was the demolition of the old Celtic Club, which in order to preserve the Heritage Façade, a complex retention system was required. This was designed by engineers to ensure the demolition process was performed safely without damaging the façade.

This process required surveyors to carefully monitor the façade to ensure no changes or unexpected movements occurring while excavation was taking place.

“We are thrilled to deliver this luxury residential tower and add a striking new landmark to Melbourne’s skyline,” said Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director of Multiplex Victoria.

“It’s been wonderful to work on such a history-rich site formerly used by the Melbourne Celtic Club and preserve a significant part of the city’s history.”

In terms of ecologically sustainable development, Paragon features a rainwater harvesting system, photovoltaic solar panels – the largest vertical installation of its kind in Australia’s history – along with shared e-bikes.

In recent years, Multiplex has completed numerous new residential projects in Melbourne’s CBD including LK Property Group’s 50-storey Capital Grand, Hengyi Pacific’s Swanston Central in Carlton, and Hengyi Pacific’s Light House.

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