Swanston Square achieves Practical Completion

March 2015

The Probuild-constructed Swanston Square project has achieved Practical Completion.

Located at the former Carlton and United Breweries (CUB) site just north of the CBD, the project is the first stage of a number of projects to be constructed on the site.

The project comprises 31 levels containing 536 apartments, five levels of carparks, ground floor retail and a major refurbishment of the adjoining heritage-listed Maltstore Building.

The Maltstore building now comprises a mix of ground floor retail with three stories of warm shell office above. In honour of our indigenous heritage, the building features a portrait of Wurundjeri elder, William Barak, over 28 levels of its eastern and southern facades.

The image is made of 406 glass reinforced plastic (GRP) panels that are 4.8m long and all different shapes. It’s also four times the size of the sculptures carved into Mount Rushmore in the USA.

A critical element in the completion of Swanston Square was the successful completion of Separable Portion 2 by the Probuild team at Bouverie Street project site.

As the main vehicle access into Swanston Square is through Bouverie Street Apartments, completion of Separable Portion 2 was critical to achieve Certificate of Occupancy on Swanston Square.

Separable Portion 2 was successfully delivered by the team on contract programme to allow Swanston Square to gain Certificate of Occupancy and, therefore, Practical Completion.

Swanston Square Project Sheet

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