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KONE to modernize Melbourne Central Tower, building development

Staff writer | Thursday March 17, 2016 7:50AM ET
Elevators   Company from Finland gets large deals in Australia

KONE of Finland has been selected by the GPT Group as its key modernization partner for the Melbourne Central Tower.

KONE will be brought in to the high-rise office building in Melbourne, Australia, to modernize 25 elevators as well as to introduce a new destination control system.

These solutions will support the building's green credentials and result in optimal people flow.

Standing at 211 meters and comprising 51 floors, Melbourne Central Tower houses local and international businesses, and a thriving retail precinct at the base of the building including fine-dining restaurants and cafes. Located in the heart of Melbourne's business district, the Tower has a total rental area of approximately 65,000 square meters.

The building has a 4.5-star unassisted (5.0 assisted) energy rating from NABERS (National Australian Built Environment Rating System).

The upgrade work is expected to begin in June 2016 with completion scheduled for mid-2018.

KONE, a global leader in the elevator and escalator industry, has won an order to supply 13 elevators to the Australia 108 apartment building development on 70 Southbank Boulevard in Melbourne.

Representing the latest in luxury apartment living in the city, the 100-floor building will house over 1,100 apartments and will become Melbourne's first super-tall skyscraper, measuring 319 meters.

Upon its completion, Australia 108 will be the tallest apartment building in the southern hemisphere. The building will feature three levels of world-class residential amenities, including two infinity pools located 210 meters above ground.


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