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Emporium Melbourne


Lonsdale Street, Caledonian Lane & Little Bourke Street

Melbourne CBD
  • Client

    Colonial First State Global Asset Management

  • Council

    City of Melbourne

  • Location

    Lonsdale St, Caledonian Ln. & Lt. Bourke St.

  • Contact

    Russell Fairlie


Development Summary

Emporium Melbourne is a new premium shopping centre that involved the redevelopment of a group of smaller buildings bounded by Lonsdale Street, Caledonian Lane, Little Bourke Street and the Strand Arcade. Opened in April 2014, the development consists of 225 stores, with a total gross leasable area of 46,175 sqm. 

Project Characteristics

ratio: worked closely with the Consultants Team throughout the design stages of the project and provided extensive traffic design advice in relation to the on-site loading facilities, accessed via the use of two truck hoists, each 14m long by 7m wide.

ratio: also prepared detailed traffic analysis, modelling and prepared traffic signal design plans for the signalisation of Lonsdale Street and Caledonian Lane. 

ratio: also worked closely with Grocon on the Worksite Traffic Management Planning which supported a substantial facade retention structure cantilevered across the eastbound lanes of Lonsdale Street, in place for two years.