Australia’s first indoor forest now complete
in CBD tower Paragon
Our eagerly anticipated first CBD tower Paragon has been successfully delivered, and is home to Australia’s first indoor forest and Australia’s largest vertical installation of solar panels.
Transforming the notion of traditional apartment living, the 48-level luxury residential tower features 227 apartments, designed by Fender Katsalidis to limit density per floor, ensuring almost all residents are afforded a prized corner vista overlooking Melbourne’s famed Queen Street below.
Unfurling across three storeys, the first of its kind indoor forest forms a green escape from the urban bustle, featuring a carefully composed selection of mature trees, leafy canopies, climbing gardens, grassy spaces and tranquil water features, designed by internationally acclaimed landscaper Paul Bangay.
Providing an array of resident amenities, a series of formal and relaxed zones blur the line between public and private domain, bestowing an exclusive entertainer’s club to hold meetings, private dinners, cocktails and functions. There is also a library, private theatre and screening lounge, resort-style pool, gym, spa and sauna, located next to the indoor forest.
Beulah Executive Director Adelene Teh said the completion of Paragon was a momentous milestone to have reached, signaling the company’s first CBD tower.
“Paragon is home to a number of boundary pushing design elements, some of which are the first of their kind; being able to deliver on these is an exciting achievement as it lifts the bar of what is expected when it comes to residential living in Melbourne.”
Graham Cottam, Regional Managing Director of Multiplex Victoria said the team is thrilled to deliver this luxury residential tower and add a striking new landmark to Melbourne’s skyline.
“It’s been wonderful to work on such a history rich site and preserve a significant part of the city’s history,” he said.
Residents will benefit from the implemented 128 vertical solar panels, spanning 158-square-meters, said to be the largest of its kind in Australia, which will effectively reduce common property costs, indirectly reducing owners corporation fees.
Bound by an elegant pattern on its distinct blue and champagne gold glass façade, the base of the tower also provides instant intrigue at street level, with the heritage exterior of the previous building meticulously restored to its former glory.
A confluence of great minds and industry-leaders, we are grateful to our partners Multiplex Victoria, Fender Katsalidis and Paul Bangay, along with the wider Beulah team, for supporting us in creating this remarkable tower.
This award-winning tower is over 95 per cent sold, with a limited number of one, two and three-bedroom residences available to move into today. For more information, please visit paragonqueenst.com.