Grimshaw office tour > 699 Bourke Street, Docklands

699 Bourke Street from Bourke Street Bridge. © Ryan Seychell
Laurence DragomirOctober 16, 20140 min read

Last Friday on a warm, sunny day in Melbourne the Grimshaw office undertook a site visit of the 699 Bourke Street project which topped out recently. Designed by Grimshaw on behalf of Mirvac, (in their role as developer, builder, asset owner and manager) the building upon completion will become the new home of energy provider AGL, consolidating its Melbourne operations to one location.

As part of the move, AGL will also adopt a new style of working, Smarter Working, which aims to enhance collaboration, allow for better use of space and resources and re-energise the workplace. An internal atria and 5 sets of internal stairs navigate AGL’s tenancy, each enabling improved vertical and visual connectivity throughout the premises.

Grimshaw office tour > 699 Bourke Street, Docklands
699 Bourke Street hero shot. © Mirvac

Key features

  • 19,452sqm NLA
  • 2,595sqm floor plates
  • Never to be built out, exceptional views to north, east and west elevations of every office floor
  • Plus connectivity to the future south tower and integrated public realm via the 'internal street' connecting Bourke and Collins Streets
  • 100% occupiable desk space with 12m of fully glazed elevations
  • 6 star Greenstar certified design
  • Open air roof top terrace and double height, fully glazed 'lantern' function room on the top level
  • Over 3.5x the 6 star Greenstar requirements for end of trip facilities (including around 400 lockers, 275 bike racks and state of the art change facilities)
  • Cogeneration, rainwater catchment, 360 solar panels, occupancy enabled lighting, provisions for electric car charging, sustainability integrated digital signage

Fitout works are due to commence later this year with a planned move by AGL during mid 2015.

Grimshaw office tour > 699 Bourke Street, Docklands
699 Bourke in context with the future South tower at 664 Collins Street. © Mirvac

Coupled with great weather on the day, the site provides excellent views of the CBD, Southbank, Docklands and allowed individuals an up close opportunity to appreciate the Southern Cross Station Roof. So please enjoy a selection of photos in the slide show below from a glorious Melbourne afternoon on site at 699 Bourke Street.

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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