Premier Tower
Premier Tower design.png
Approved design of Premier Tower
General information
StatusUnder construction
Location134–160 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Victoria
Coordinates37°49′02″S 144°57′13″E / 37.8173164°S 144.9536917°E / -37.8173164; 144.9536917
CostAUD$350 million
Roof249 m (817 ft)[1]
Technical details
Floor count78[1]
Design and construction
ArchitectElenberg Fraser[1]
DeveloperFragrance Group
Other information
Number of rooms660 apartments
Number of suites160 hotel suites

Premier Tower is mixed-use skyscraper currently under construction on the corner of Bourke Street and Spencer Street, in Melbourne, Australia.[2]

Designed by Elenberg Fraser, plans for a 294-metre (965 ft) tall building with 90-storeys were initially proposed in 2014;[3][4] however, in order not to cast a shadow on the Yarra River to the south, both the height and the number of levels of the project were reduced in later plans, which were submitted to the Department of Planning. In May 2015, Planning Minister Richard Wynne approved the development, which now consists of a 249–metre high residential and hotel skyscraper of 78 levels. When built, Premier Tower will become one of the tallest buildings in Melbourne.[1][5] According to Elenberg Fraser, the design of the building was in part inspired by the music video of "Ghost" by Beyoncé.[6]

Early construction on the project commenced in January 2017.[1] The skyscraper is developed by the Fragrance Group, and will cost AUD$350 million to construct.[7][8][9]


  1. ^ a b c d e f Premier Tower – The Skyscraper Center. Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat. Retrieved 27 January 2016
  2. ^ 134-160 Spencer Street, Melbourne. Retrieved 21 May 2015
  3. ^ Lucas, Clay. (4 September 2014). "90-storey tower to replace Savoy Tavern on Spencer Street". The Age. Retrieved 21 May 2015
  4. ^ Lenaghan, Nick. (14 May 2015). "Singapore-listed Fragrance wins approval for Savoy tower". The Australian Financial Review. Retrieved 21 May 2015
  5. ^ Preiss, Benjamin. (14 May 2015). "Approved: 68-floor tower for Savoy Tavern site on corner of Bourke and Spencer streets". The Age. Retrieved 21 May 2015
  6. ^ Miller, Ross. (6 July 2014). "Let's talk about this Beyoncé-inspired skyscraper being built in Australia". The Verge. Retrieved 13 March 2016
  7. ^ (19 May 2015). "68-storey apartment building approved for Melbourne's Savoy Tavern site". Urbananalyst. Retrieved 21 May 2015
  8. ^ Masanauskas, John. (14 May 2015). "68-storey tower to be built on old Savoy Tavern site on corner of Bourke and Spencer streets". Herald Sun. Retrieved 21 May 2015
  9. ^ "Tower Approval Sweet News For Fragrance Group". The Urban Developer. 15 May 2015. Retrieved 27 July 2015.

External links

  • Official website