West Side Place: Transforming Melbourne’s Skyline

Market Insights
7 years ago
2 minutes

When Melbourne’s iconic masthead ‘The Age’ resided at the corner of Spencer and Lonsdale Street, print media was in its prime, fuelled by classified advertising.

Of course, times have changed since then.

The digital revolution has dried up those rivers of gold, The Age has shifted down the road to the corner of Collins Street, and development in Melbourne’s CBD has increased significantly, resulting in a skyline on par with international cities.

Perhaps fittingly, the site used to publish one of Melbourne’s biggest newspapers, will now be home to Melbourne’s largest CBD residential development, symbolic of the transition from a golden era in media, to what is now considered a golden era in development.

‘West Side Place’ will be home to 2600 apartments, spanning across four towers, which will soar between 62 and 81 levels high, while Melbourne’s first Ritz-Carlton Hotel will occupy the top 17 floors of tower one, making it the tallest hotel in Australia.


It’s hardly surprising such a grand-scale apartment complex will come complete with expansive views of the CBD, Port Phillip Bay and Docklands, as well as the amenities that make you wonder whether you even need to set foot outside of the building.

There will be pools and gyms for fitness enthusiasts, more than 400 square metres of lush, landscaped gardens and open terraces, karaoke and cinema rooms, function spaces, a ground-floor retail precinct, a members-only club lounge, and to top it off, virtual golf-facilities.

While buyers can pick from one, two or three bedroom apartments that come with timber flooring and access to the facilities that elevate this from a place to live, to a place to call home.


And for many, it’s an alluring concept to live within a complex that’s set to change the face of the city skyline. The four towers will no doubt be a striking presence at home among Melbourne’s most iconic buildings.

While, the city’s landmarks are within walking distance, with an abundance of public transport options at your doorstep. From Southern Cross Station, connecting you with not only Melbourne, but the entire state, as well as tram lines. 

Some of the city’s best restaurants are nestled within the CBD’s eclectic laneways. It’s not hard to imagine the simplicity of a lifestyle where your favourite eatery is best accessed by foot, and the city’s endless entertainment options are minutes away. 

There certainly is something to be said for city living, and it’s easy to see why many singles, young families and downsizers alike are shifting to the centre of Melbourne from the suburbs.

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