Hickory appointed to deliver Melbourne’s last ‘super tower’

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16th December 2019

It is with great excitement that ICD Property can announce the appointment of Hickory as the builder of Melbourne’s last ‘super tower’ — Aspire Melbourne — a $440 million skyscraper opposite Flagstaff Gardens that is being developed with joint-venture partner, MaxCap Group.

Signalling the first project between ICD Property and Hickory, construction on the 65-level tower is expected to commence next month, with staged completion beginning in Q1 2022.

Throughout the project’s approximate three-year construction life cycle, we’re thrilled to say approximately 1,000 jobs are expected to be created, providing a significant boost to Melbourne’s local economy and job market.

Located in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD, Aspire Melbourne’s 594 apartments stand proud at 211 metres tall, with its impressive sleek curvature facade designed by Elenberg Fraser. Hickory will be responsible for bringing to life Elenberg Fraser’s vision for the site, including six floors within the building dedicated solely to shared luxury amenities for residents.

Ranging from a mezzanine library and co-working space with board rooms to a champagne conservatory, whiskey parlour, and wellness centre including a gym, hydro pool, and spa — Aspire Melbourne is unlike anything the city’s seen before.

Hickory’s Managing Director, George Abraham, says Aspire is an exciting addition to Hickory’s skyscraper workbook.   “We’re proud to be partnering with ICD Property to deliver this unique development. Aspire will join a long list of skyscrapers Hickory has successfully built leveraging the experience of our internal structures and facades team. We’re also very excited to collaborate with Elenberg Fraser once again, to deliver their sleek, sculptural design,” George said. 

Aspire Melbourne officially launched to market last month, with over 300 apartments snapped up during the presale launch. Aspire Melbourne is exclusively listed with Colliers International.  For more information, please visit

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