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Race to the top as ‘skyscrapers’ pop up around Geelong

December 8, 2023 7:50 am in by
Image: render of Cunningham Place (supplied)

Work is well underway on a quarter-of-a-billion dollar development on the outskirts of Geelong’s CBD.

Hoardings have gone up around the Cunningham Place site, located between Corio Street and Transit Place.

When completed in 2026 the complex will join the flood of ‘skyscrapers’ that are beginning to dominate the Geelong landscape.

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It will feature a mix of apartments, a hotel, conference facility, bars and restaurants, as well as a supermarket and medical centre.

Hoardings have gone up around the Corio Street site (Geelong Broadcasters)

Grace Church, which has owned the site since 1993, will operate the conference centre and auditorium.

Developer Amber Property Group said the project is expected to create more than 1500 full-time or full-time-equivalent construction jobs over the life of the build, along with around 600 full and part-time positions once the complex is operational.

While Cunningham Place will tower over the waterfront, it will be far from Geelong’s tallest building.

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That title currently belongs to the 21-storey Miramar apartment complex in Cavendish Street – which itself will be overtaken by another Miramar project planned for Mercer Street which, at 24 stories, will dominate the city skyline.

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