Skyline Enterprises - New Developments

Skyline has a bold plan for the future growth of the company. The major development projects we are engaged in are listed here.

Skyline Queenstown Re-development

Artists impression of bottom terminal

Skyline Queenstown is investing in a significant upgrade and expansion of its facilities – a one in 30-year project.

As well as a complete redevelopment of the Skyline upper complex and brand new bottom entry terminal, the project will see the current four-seater Gondola system replaced with a state-of-the-art 10-seater Gondola and replacement of the Luge chairlift.

Proposed developments include:

  • Replace the existing four-seat Gondola with a 10-seat Gondola.
  • Build a new, larger base terminal to accommodate the bigger Gondola cabins.
  • Build a multi-storey car park alongside the Gondola base terminal.
  • Expand the number of seats in Stratosfare Restaurant & Bar to a flexible configuration for multiple dining options.
  • New café.
  • Expanded retail operations.
  • Replace the existing Luge two-seater chairlift with a four-seat chair (completed).
  • Expand the viewing deck from 68sqm to 486sqm.
  • Almost double the capacity for conferences to cater to more than 700 delegates.

This ambitious project is expected to take several years to complete.

Find out more on this project here.


Skyline Luge Kuala Lumpur

Skyline continues to push forward with its latest exciting Luge development In Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Located just 15 minutes drive from downtown KL, the new Skyline Luge will form part of the exciting new ‘Gamuda Gardens’ development, a 105-acre development featuring extensive accommodation, wellness, recreational and retail facilities.

Skyline Luge KL will feature 4 exciting, interlinked Luge tracks totalling over 1,600m of riding experience. It will also feature the World’s longest and most extensive tunnel system, giving riders an experience unique to the Kuala Lumpur site.

In another world first, Skyline Luge KL will also feature a 380-meter, dual parallel Zipline. Designed by Adrenaline X-Treme Adventures, Italy, the Zipline will incorporate a first of its kind ‘rail system’ which enables a complete, top to bottom experience for guests that incorporates corners and under/overpasses. The Zipline will be accessed via the Doppelmayr Luge Chairlift and has a capacity of 240 guests per hour. Once guests reach the end of the ride, they will have the option of experiencing a 13-metre ‘Powerfan’ free-fall simulator.

Skyline Luge KL has chosen to introduce a number of sustainable measures into the construction and development of the site such as solar panels, recycled walkways, water-saving, natural materials and native planting. This will be a strong theme for all Luge developments moving forward and will underpin many of the decisions that are made during the construction and operational phases.

Check out the 3D render video below.

 

O'Connells Re-development

OConnells Redevelopment Concept Image

O'Connells is a key asset in Skyline's property portfolio. Opened in 1988 on a site originally occupied by O'Connell's Hotel, it has been the retail centre of Queenstown for 30 years.  

Each of O'Connells four floors will be modified to retain a mix of retail and commercial spaces, as well as keeping the ground floor eatery. The concept plans have been designed by acclaimed Queenstown architect Preston Stevens of McAuliffe Stevens.

Changes to the building’s exterior have presented several opportunities, including creating a new customer entry off Cow Lane; providing customers direct access to Beach Street stores as well as the building (from Beach Street); upgrading the entries off Camp and Beach Street’s and review the elevations along Beach St and Cow Lane to make it more accessible from the street.

It is likely there will also be a new ‘feature’ public lift between the food court and level three, inside the atrium.

The main construction period began in February 2020, with the expected completion date late 2021.

The O’Connells redevelopment is Skyline Properties’ second major commercial building project in central Queenstown in recent years. In 2016, the company opened the iconic mixed-use Eichardt’s Building on Marine Parade – complementing the area’s luxury precinct.