Upper West Side

When completed, Upper West Side in Melbourne is one of the largest inner city residential developments in Australia. The precinct includes over 2,200 apartments over four high-rise towers with 30 retail outlets.

WGE was engaged as sustainable design consultants, enabling all four towers to achieve Green Star ratings from the Green Building Council of Australia.

  • Tower 1 was awarded the first ever 4 Star Green Star – Multi-Unit Residential v1 Design rating
  • Towers 2, 3 and 4 also achieved 4 Star Green Star – Multi-Unit Residential V1 tool

Upper West Side was recognised for its adoption of innovative sustainable features including:

  • A waste recycling chute
  • Design of a water efficient indoor pool
  • Energy efficient double glazing
  • Podium green roof design
  • Average 6 Star NatHERS (FirstRate 5) Rating

The project also incorporates an innovative fibre-to-the-home concept for connection of high speed internet services to each apartment.