Firms: Maddocks (Aspial Corporation); Colman Legal (Vendors)
Deal: Purchase of the Australia 108 Building at the Southbank Boulevard.
Value: $42.3 million
Key Players: Maddocks partner Nick Holuigue (pictured) led his firm’s team, while Adrian Colman from conveyancing specialists Colman Legal acted for the vendors.
Deal Significance: The Australia 108 Building at the Southbank Boulevard is set to be the tallest building in Melbourne, with new owner Aspial looking to construct a 312-metre-tall residential and commercial tower on the site.
Initially it wanted to build a 388-metre-tall building, but that was knocked on the head to avoid the emergency flight path into Essendon Airport.
The Aspial Corporation owns a range of jewellery boutiques in Singapore, and is the only listed jeweller on the Singapore Exchange.
“We're delighted to be working with Aspial on such a signature project. On completion, this development will be a significant asset to the Melbourne skyline,” said Holuigue.