Green light for Lendlease's second Melbourne Quarter commercial tower

Green light for Lendlease's second Melbourne Quarter commercial tower
Green light for Lendlease's second Melbourne Quarter commercial tower

Development of Lendlease's second commercial tower at their Melbourne Quarter development has been given the green light by planning minister Richard Wynne.

The development at 693 Collins Street will be 28 levels high and feature 55,000sqm of office space and around 2,500sqm of retail space.

Construction of the first building, One Melbourne Quarter has begun.

Mark Menhinnitt, Lendlease managing director, Urban Regeneration, said he has seen a commercial shift towards this part of Collins Street at the heart of the Southern Cross precinct.

“Melbourne Quarter aims to set leading standards in environmentally sensitive and sustainable development, and aspires to be Melbourne’s greenest city precinct," he said.

“The hero of the new precinct, the skypark, will complement Melbourne Quarter’s leading workplace design, offering workers the ability to re-charge or work outside the office, enhancing their health and wellbeing. This is a key trend in global workplace design.

“In addition to the skypark, a new public square on Collins Street will be at the heart of the precinct. Surrounded by cafes, bars and restaurants, this will blur the lines between workplaces and retail to create vibrant green spaces that maximise business efficiency.

“The precinct boasts a strong environmental focus, with more than half of the site dedicated to public open space and a 99 per cent walkability rating to facilitate greener, healthier workplaces.

Melbourne Quarter Tower is one of seven commercial and residential buildings planned for the neighbourhood.

For further information, visit www.melbournequarter.com 

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