Lendlease Announces First Multi-Family Development in Chicago – The Cooper at Southbank

  • 30 May 2018

Lendlease, a leading international property and infrastructure group, is proud to announce The Cooper as the developer’s first of five residential high-rises to open at Southbank in Chicago’s South Loop. 

Southbank, which was unveiled earlier this month, is a new neighborhood spanning more than seven acres in the South Loop of Chicago, which is zoned to offer as many as 2,700 units across five high-rises surrounding a two-acre park.  Construction is well underway, and The Cooper will begin pre-leasing this Summer. 

Residents at The Cooper will benefit from a robust amenity package including over 11,000 square feet of communal activity space equipped with a personal training gym with Peloton bikes, a maker space, a high-end rooftop demonstration kitchen, a fully equipped music listening and jam room and a separate virtual sports simulation room.  The Cooper features a must have, spacious exterior rooftop pool deck complete with private cabanas, a bocce ball court, and an outdoor screening room.  At 29-stories tall, The Cooper offers stunning panoramic views of the lake and downtown. 

“The unique and best-in-class amenities at The Cooper provide residents with endless opportunities for inspiration,” said Justin Patwin, Project Director – Southbank, Lendlease.  “The addition of Southbank Park will be another amenity to the entire community that will further demonstrate Lendlease’s commitment to delivering the best places.” 

The Cooper is composed of 452 rental units, including 26 town-homes, parking and retail space.  The units range from a mix of studio, one-, two-, and three-bedrooms, townhome and penthouse living options. The 26 townhomes line the base of the building and have direct access from the park.  

The Cooper at Southbank will be adjacent to the new Southbank Park.  Southbank Park will include open green space with recreational amenities and a continuous Riverwalk along the South Branch of the Chicago River.  A new water taxi stop at the south end of the property will connect the property to Chinatown and The Loop.  Southbank is within walking distance from The Loop, lakefront, and several CTA stops, offering easy access to the city’s parks, trails and museums.

Not only do The Cooper residents have easy access to Southbank’s blossoming landscape to support their mental health and promote physical activity, but their wellbeing is also supported by the sustainability measures inside their residence.

Consistent with Lendlease’s commitment to sustainable development, The Cooper is targeting LEED Gold Certification.  Lendlease’s extensive sustainable construction best practices in material procurement, construction waste management, environmental safeguards and indoor air quality protection also contribute to the project’s validation of the delivery of a healthy, high-performing building.

For more information on The Cooper, please visit the newly launched website:

For additional information, contact: 

John DeLibero
Director of Public Relations 
212 592 6895  

Carleigh Thalmann
Skirt Public Relations
773 661 0700

About Lendlease:

Lendlease is a leading international property and infrastructure group with operations in Australia, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Our vision is to create the best places; places that inspire and enrich the lives of people around the world.

Headquartered in Sydney, Australia, and listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, Lendlease has approximately 12,350 employees internationally. 

Our core capabilities are reflected in our operating segments of Development, Construction and Investments. The combination of these three segments provides us with a sustainable competitive advantage and allows us to provide innovative integrated solutions for our customers.