Lendlease’s Managing Director of Urban Regeneration, Mark Menhinnit, said, “Public open space plays an essential role in providing social, environmental, aesthetic, wellbeing and recreational benefits to residents, workers and the general public, creating better places which foster vibrant communities.”
Melbourne Quarter, due for completion in 2018, will dedicate over half of the site to open space.
“These open spaces help facilitate community development, health and fitness initiatives and provide trade and value for nearby businesses and retailers.
“Creating places that redefine the way people choose to live, Melbourne Quarter will offer the public a variety of amenity including Melbourne’s first elevated Skypark, a new CBD square, a neighbourhood park and retail laneways,” Mr Menhinnit said.
Upon completion, over 40 storeys of planter boxes and vertical green trellis designed to run along the northern and eastern facades of the first residential building, East Tower. A number of benches, landscaped rooms, shelters and moveable furniture will be available at Skypark.
Founding Director of Fender Katsalidis Architects, Karl Fender, the architects for the site’s residential towers, said Melbourne Quarter’s public spaces will help create new active layers to the city.
“Melbourne Quarter provides the opportunity to live and dwell in a green precinct that contributes to Melbourne's rich cultural tapestry, blending the energy of inner city living with green open spaces often found in outer suburbs.”