Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved another commercial tower at Lend Lease's Melbourne Quarter development in the Docklands.
The newly approved building, known as Melbourne Quarter Tower, will be located at 693 Collins Street, injecting almost 55,000 square meters of office space into the precinct across its 28 floors, in addition to approximately 2,500 square meters of retail space. The project will also be targeting a Six-Star Green Star rating and a Five-Star NABERS energy rating.
The tower will be the second of a total of three "next-generation commercial towers" to be built at the complex, joining the under-construction One Melbourne Quarter at 695 Collins Street. Set to be the new home of Arup in Melbourne, One Melbourne Quarter is progressing at a rapid pace, with piling and site works almost completed and the core beginning its ascent.
In total, the complex will feature seven commercial and residential buildings upon completion, delivering approximately 130,000 square meters of office space for more than 12,000 employees and 3,000 residents in over 1,500 apartments.
The development aims to bridge the gap between the traditional downtown Hoddle Grid and the Docklands and will also introduce a new network of connections, including a laneway linking Collins and Flinders Streets. Approximately 40 new specialty retailers including urban street cafés and bars, restaurants, and fashion/lifestyle offerings will flow off Collins Street.
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