Mirvac has celebrated the start of construction for Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street, its latest premium-grade office building in Melbourne, with a groundbreaking ceremony on site.
The project will be one of the firm’s largest commercial developments in Australia once complete, and is on track to be delivered in 2020, with demolition and concrete piling already well underway. The Grimshaw Architects-designed 40-story office tower can be seen in renderings rising from the unique 1880s façades of the heritage buildings along Collins Street.
The tower’s design incorporates a vertical village concept, where the tower has been split into three separate modules to express key internal workings of the building and make strong connections with the heritage context.
Deloitte, the anchor tenant, has committed to 22,000 square meters of office space in the middle village within the tower, leaving the top and lower villages available. The top village will offer stunning views of the Melbourne CBD, with a rooftop terrace perfect for entertaining.
The building uses large floor plates for flexibility, with doors to the terrace looking onto spacious outdoor spaces. This design move allowed for outdoor terraces on each village – a rare advantage for an office building in Melbourne.
The building will have one of the largest office lobbies in Melbourne with a 30-meter-high glass atrium connecting the heritage buildings to the new office tower, providing a unique view of the heritage façade. This space will include a lobby café and a flexible business center with meeting rooms on the lower ground floor.
End-of-trip facilities (bicycle parking, locker facilities, and changing rooms) will be located in the basement, while a gym, childcare center, and 410-car garage will be located on the lower levels of the new office tower.
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