Melbourne Quarter Tower by Woods Bagot

Melbourne Quarter Tower

Melbourne Quarter Tower is the third and largest commercial building to be delivered as part of Lendlease’s $2.5 billion Melbourne Quarter precinct. Located on Collins Street and opposite Southern Cross station, the 34-level tower will deliver circa 65,000sqm of office space and see the final stage of the elevated and publicly accessible Sky Park completed.

Designed by global architects Woods Bagot, the building will target the highest international standards in wellness and sustainability and includes over 7,000sqm of technology enabled green spaces and parks. The building’s design will allow daylight to spill into the precinct’s public spaces that are set to feature a vibrant retail mix spread across approximately 5,000sqm, a Wellness Hub including childcare and allied health services, and co-working spaces.

Melbourne Quarter Tower will see the creation of a series of laneways including a direct link between two of Melbourne’s most iconic streets in Flinders and Collins, and connect the precinct’s residential, commercial and retail offerings. Construction on Melbourne Quarter Tower is set to commence later this year. The building will aim to set leading sustainability outcomes in energy and water consumption, waste management and indoor environment quality, and will target a 6 Star Green Star rating and a 5.5 Star NABERS energy rating.

Once complete, the Melbourne Quarter precinct will comprise approximately 140,000sqm of agile commercial space for over 14,000 employees. One Melbourne Quarter is already home to leading organisations Arup, AMP and Lendlease, and EnergyAustralia and International Workplace Group (IWG) will join the 22-level Two Melbourne Quarter commercial office tower once it is completed.

“Today’s workplaces have a responsibility to be more than just buildings. They should express a personality born of the physical and non physical context. The Melbourne Quarter mixed use precinct nurtures future multi-generational workplace communities that are diverse, creative and inspiring; engendering a sense of play, wellbeing and belonging” says Woods Bagot principal and project design leader. Source and images Courtesy of lendlease.

The tower’s curvilinear exterior was inspired by the arc of a nearby road running through the development and will be encased in a simple, glazed façade to allow for views of the nearby Port Philip Bay. A Wellness Hub will also be be integrated, which will be comprised of childcare and allied health services and co-working spaces. The tower will also include 7,000 square meters of technology-enabled green spaces and parks, as well as a Sky Park on the roof. Source by Wood Bagot.

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