839 Collins Street tops out at Victoria Harbour

Laurence DragomirJune 16, 20180 min read

839 Collins Street, the last major commercial building within Lendlease's Victoria Harbour development at Docklands, has topped out.

The 21-storey building designed by architects Denton Corker Marshall, takes advantage of its location and orientation overlooking the Yarra River, to create a unique clear glass ‘river window’ façade.

At ground level, the glazed foyer opens up river views for pedestrians along Collins Street, with its primary façade comprising fine grain retail shop 'boxes'.

Boutique office units of 1,170 sqm occupy the first two floors of the Collins Street podium, with an accessible, landscaped roof terrace sitting above.

The 56,200 sqm GFA development accommodates 19 floors of office space in large, column-free floor plates of 2,000 sqm NLA - providing an open and flexible office plan.  

Upon completion in early 2019, ANZ will take occupation of 12 levels within 839 Collins Street as the building's anchor tenant directly opposite its existing world headquarters at 833 Collins Street.

With principles of sustainable design embodied throughout, 839 Collins Street is targeting a 5-Star Green Star, and a 4.5-Star NABERS energy rating, building on Victoria Harbour's green credentials.

The precinct boasts one of the highest concentration of Green Star-rated buildings in Australia. 

Additionally, Victoria Harbour has been recognised as an exemplar in master planning via its 6-Star Green Star Communities rating by the Green Building Council of Australia.

The topping out of 839 Collins Street represents a significant milestone for Lendlease as it completes a total of 270,000 sqm of commercial space delivered in Victoria Harbour to date.

- Bill Alexandrakis, Lendlease General Manager for Building (Victoria)

839 Collins Street follows the recent topping out of No.1 Collins Wharf, designed by Bates Smart, as development within Victoria Harbour begins to spread down the peninsula.

839 Collins Street tops out at Victoria Harbour
No.1 Collins Wharf has also topped out. Image: Mark Baljak

Earlier this month, Lendlease submitted plans for the next stage of Collins Wharf - a dual-tower development of up to 30-storeys at 938 Collins Street, to be known as Collins Wharf 2 & Collins Wharf 3.

According to The Australian, the $292m project will comprise 639 apartments and 40 townhouse-style units, 592 car parking spaces and 331 bicycle spaces, and will target a five-star Green Star sustainability rating.

The buildings - designed by architects Warren and Mahoney - will include materials such as stone cladding, textured concrete, bronze metallic cladding and expansive double glazing.

Lead Image: Urban.com.au forum member redden

Laurence Dragomir

Laurence Dragomir is one of the co-founders of Urban Melbourne. Laurence has developed a wealth of knowledge and experience working in both the private and public sector specialising in architecture, urban design and planning. He also has a keen interest in the built environment, cities and Star Wars.
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