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Upper West Side

Completion year 2016

Key People

Angus Grant

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

Angus Grant

Mechanical Section Manager, Principal

Brett Casson

Fire Engineering Section Manager, Principal

Ben van Niekerk

Electrical Section Manager, Principal

Bob Vidojevic

Hydraulic Project Engineer, Principal

Glenn Alman

Mechanical Project Engineer, Principal

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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.