SJB moves to city after four decades of suburban business

SJB moves to city after four decades of suburban business
SJB moves to city after four decades of suburban business

After 40 years based in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, design firm SJB has relocated to the city, leasing 860sqm across two fully self-contained floors at 18 Oliver Lane.

Colliers International’s Milly Stockdale negotiated the six-year deal on behalf of Marks Henderson. The gross asking rent is believed to be in the vicinity of $600 per sqm.

“This heritage building in this famous CBD laneway is of huge architectural significance, being the first conventional building in Australia constructed wholly of reinforced concrete,” she said.

“It benefits from a superior location, surrounded by the best retail amenity.”

SJB moves to city after four decades of suburban business

Ms Stockdale said SJB was attracted to the exceptional natural light from both Oliver and Higson Lanes and the historical and unconventional nature of the property.

Director of SJB Architects, Michael Bialek, said the company was keen to support the City of Melbourne’s strategy of retaining the unique aspects of CBD laneways through activation and diversity.

“This move for SJB heralds a cultural shift within our firm in response to the needs of our clients and team members,” he said.

SJB moves to city after four decades of suburban business

18 Oliver Lane is 100 per cent leased, which Ms Stockdale said was a testament to the high demand for “edgy” laneway space in the CBD.

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