The Fifth

Fifty level bronze tower the fifth and final development in extensive Upper West Side series

  • Location:

    605 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

  • Construction duration:

    30 months

  • Completion date:

    November 2017

  • Client:

    Far East Consortium

  • Architect:

    Cottee Parker

  • Structural and civil engineer:

    WSP Structures

  • Building services engineer:

    Wood and Grieve / Hydrautech

  • No. levels:


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Located at the Western end of Lonsdale Street, The Fifth is a Cottee Parker designed residential building of 51 storeys inclusive of ground level, 7 podium levels, 43 tower levels plus a 2 level basement.

The 165 metre tower comprises of 402 one, two and three bedroom apartments, 206 car parks and 5 retail tenancies, with a podium roof level occupied by recreational facilities for residents including a pool, gymnasium and Jack Merlo-designed landscaped gardens.

The Fifth is the latest project by Far East Consortium, the successful developers behind Melbourne’s extensive Upper West Side development.


Project delivered in 3 separable portions

Materials handling managed by a single internally located Favelle M220DX self-climbing tower crane

Construction occurred concurrently with the neighbouring Upper West Side Tower 3 development, requiring careful coordination between Hickory and the adjacent builder, particularly during the early building works phase

Complex façade featuring copper-coloured metal cladding and bronze tinted glass balustrades

Total land area of 1,1419 m2 with gross floor area of 45,749 m2