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Construction tops out on 405 Bourke Street

Construction has topped out on the $900 million office and retail development 405 Bourke Street, Melbourne, despite strict COVID-19 restrictions reducing the site’s workforce.

Construction has topped out on the $900 million office and retail development 405 Bourke Street, Melbourne, despite strict COVID-19 restrictions reducing the site’s workforce.

The building, which measures in at 167.33 metres tall, has a 66,000 square metre structure.

It aims to bring more than 6000 workers and a new retail laneway to Melbourne’s CBD grid, becoming the new home to some of NAB’s Melbourne business.

The tower’s design includes side-core floor plates, extended ceiling heights and full height floor-to-ceiling windows. Other amenities include more than 170 car spaces and over 600 bike racks, with premium end of trip facilities. It is also targeting a 5 Star Green Star Office Design rating and will target a minimum 5 Star NABERS Energy Rating post completion.

Brookfield Properties Project Director Will Green said the milestone is even more remarkable given the significant impact of the global pandemic we have experienced in Victoria that reduced allowable the on-site construction to just 25 per cent at some points.

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“This project is typical of what we do here at Brookfield; 405 Bourke Street resolves a complex development opportunity and delivers prime, well located and city changing amenity to its occupants and visitors,” Green says

“Utilising a complex amalgam of freehold land, some existing structure and air space rights above a neighbouring apartment building, we have cantilevered over an apartment complex to provide both an arresting architectural feature and provide very large floor plates in a high-rise tower.”

NAB Head of Group Property Kevin Davine said COVID-19 has challenged us all to think, work and act differently.

“…we want to ensure that we retain the best of what we’ve learnt – and get back to something even better,” Davine said.

“The way this building is designed caters to the adaptability our organisation needs to bring out the best in our people so they can connect and learn from each other, problem solve together, be inspired and better serve our customers. We have every confidence our people will love the new workspace and once COVID restrictions ease, enjoy being in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.”

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