Seafarers continues to sail ahead

07 October 2020

Sailing ahead and breathing new life into the city’s construction landscape, restoration works have now commenced onsite following the State Government’s unanimous and final endorsement of the planning for the visionary Seafarers precinct.

Upon completion in 2023,  the Fender Katsalidis designed sustainable mixed-use riverfront precinct will be home to 123 luxury hotel-branded residences, 277 guest rooms as part of Australia’s first 1 Hotel, a luxurious lobby lounge bar, premium event venue and meeting spaces, a state-of-the-art health centre, food and beverage offerings and a 3,500sqm public park, known as Seafarers Rest.

With a commitment to build on history and nature, restoration works have now commenced, with Freyssinet Australia undertaking the dismantling of trusses, timber purlins, heritage windows, hardwood heritage roller doors and bluestone pavers around the heritage-listed Goods Shed 5.

Carefully retained, a detailed report will be produced showcasing each item that will be salvaged and weaved into the new waterfront Seafarers precinct during construction.

In addition to works commencing on site, luxury-lifestyle brand 1 Hotel & Homes has reaffirmed its commitment to opening Australia’s first 1 Hotel, applauding the unity shown among the community during these trying times.

“We remain fully committed to our global growth plan, and our partnership with Riverlee and 1 Hotel & Homes Melbourne at Seafarers.

“The resilience in the Australian and Melbourne markets gives us confidence that Melbourne will return stronger than ever and 1 Hotels looks forward to being an organic part of that future,” said Arash Azarbarzin, President SH Hotels & Resorts.

A welcome boost to the local economy, it is estimated that over 1,000  construction jobs will be generated each year as a result of the build and 1 Hotel Melbourne will generate around 310 full-time jobs once it opens.

An important element in the regeneration of Melbourne’s Northbank precinct and a highly-anticipated addition to the urban fabric of the City, stay tuned as this remarkable riverside project continues to sail ahead.

To read more about this groundbreaking project, read the latest article as featured on Hotel Management.


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