OSK Property launches 38,000 sqm commercial office at Melbourne Square

OSK Property launches 38,000 sqm commercial office at Melbourne Square
OSK Property launches 38,000 sqm commercial office at Melbourne Square

Melbourne Square developer OSK Property has unveiled plans for a 38,000 square metre 29 level office in Southbank that its architects say incorporates many of the key features tenants will be prioritising in the post COVID-19 era.

With a design that focuses on amplifying the workspace’s relationship with the outdoors in addition to the integration of some of the highest sustainability and wellness technology, MSQ Commercial places the health and wellbeing of its occupants at its heart.

Located within the developer’s award-winning Melbourne Square precinct, MSQ Commercial is designed by Cox Architecture to an A-Grade standard with open floorplates of up to 1,870 square metres enabled by an innovative and practical side-core design.

Cox Architecture Director Paul Curry said its design principles were representative of how offices would likely change in the post COVID-19 era.

“COVID-19 has accelerated workplace trends towards remote working and it has raised the question as to what the office of the future will look like. Long-term outcomes will likely lead to a greater need from workers to enjoy fresh air and light, with access to open space and a connection back to nature,” he said.

“Layouts will be more flexible than ever and common areas and spaces more humanising in their materials and textures. Buildings will need to offer more than just a place to work – people will work to make a life, not just a living.

He said MSQ Commercial’s north-facing orientation and design that maximises its relationship to Melbourne Square’s one acre park would set it apart, in addition to a number of external terraces that link workspaces directly to the outdoors.

The office is planned to feature gym and yoga studios, a plant filled multi-level atrium and a park programmable by a future Garden Events Committee.

It is further targeting one of the highest wellness ratings – the coveted and tough-to-achieve International Well Building Institute’s WELL Gold standard – a feature experts say will be essential post COVID-19 and in light of our most recent bushfire season.

OSK Property launches 38,000 sqm commercial office at Melbourne Square

Overseeing the leasing campaign is JLL and Lemon Baxter, with JLL’s Leasing Director, Richard Norman adding, “MSQ Commercial is well positioned to cater for the new requests and office requirements that come out of the current situation. It is truly flexible with an unparalleled work-life offering.”

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