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80 Collins Street to See Major Transformation in Melbourne

Melbourne, Australia – 31 May 2017

QIC Global Real Estate (QICGRE) has announced it will deliver a transformation of 80 Collins Street that cements the position of Melbourne’s famed Collins Street as one of the world’s premier boulevards for luxury retail and commerce. The project is a collaboration between the developer, Woods Bagot, Seventh Wave, UN Studio, and Jouin Manku.

QICGRE Managing Director Steve Leigh said: “80 Collins celebrates everything that epitomizes its preeminent location in the Melbourne CBD’s historic heart, flanked by world-leading corporations…and surrounded by luxury brand flagships...It’s been nearly two decades since Melbourne CBD’s east end has witnessed a transformation of this significance. A premier mixed-use development that heralds a new chapter in the story of its prestigious location and seamlessly connects with the array of world-renowned experiences that surround it both day and night, 80 Collins will be a destination that honors Melbourne’s thriving culture and commerce and is situated at the center of a globally recognized precinct with a distinct local identity.”

Fronting Collins, Exhibition, and Little Collins Streets and scheduled for completion in 2020, the development comprises a future-focused 43,000-square-meter premium-grade office tower, a significant refurbishment of the existing tower, a boutique hotel, and international luxury, beauty, and lifestyle brands alongside new food and beverage concepts.
Overlooking the Royal Botanical Gardens and Port Philip Bay, the upgraded tower will feature flexible floor plates with inter-floor links that allow for re-engineering workspaces. Additionally, the project has been designed to achieve a five-star NABERS Energy Rating and a six-star Green Star office design rating.

The Victorian Government has already given the project planning approval. Site preparations are now underway, with QICGRE partnering with Multiplex to deliver the new development.

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