Otis to provide lifts for Melbourne CBD’s tallest residential development
Otis Australia will provide 22 elevators and escalators to the Aurora Melbourne Central development, which will stand about 270 metres in height and be the tallest residential building in the city’s central business district when completed.
Aurora Melbourne Central is developed by Malaysia-based UEM Sunrise and designed by Elenberg Fraser, while Australian firm Probuild will undertake construction.
Otis Australia will install nine high-speed, high-rise passenger elevators, as well as 11 of its Gen2 Premier units and two heavy-duty escalators.
Three of the Gen2 Premier elevators will come equipped with a destination management system that acts as a virtual concierge, directing passengers to the best elevator to reach their desired floor, reducing wait and travel time. The 92-level luxury residential development will feature 941 apartments and about 250 serviced apartments, and provide access to Melbourne’s underground rail loop.
According to Probuild, residential amenities will include a gym, swimming pool and communal areas on three levels of the building, with parking spaces for 262 vehicles, 786 bikes and 18 motorcycles.