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Melbourne Quarter Tower’s billion dollar plans approved

New designs for the billion-dollar Melbourne Quarter Tower have been approved by the Victorian Government.

New designs for the billion-dollar Melbourne Quarter Tower have been approved by the Victorian Government.

Melbourne Quarter Tower is the third and largest to be delivered as part of Lendlease’s $2.9 billion Melbourne Quarter precinct, located on Collins Street opposite Southern Cross Station.

The design of the building will see it rise 34 storeys and deliver around 70,000 square metres of office space, with an elevated a publicly accessible Sky Park.

It was designed by architects Woods Bagot and will aim to reach the highest international standards in wellness and sustainability, including more than 7000 square metres of technology enabled green spaces and parks.

Woods Bagot Principal and Project Design Leader Simon Dick said the curvilinear design of Melbourne Quarter Tower will rise above a glazed podium canopy.

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“With its sloping lantern-like roofscape, the dramatically terracing floorplates within the roof form will capture views out to Port Phillip Bay and beyond,” Dick said.

“Today’s workplaces have a responsibility to be more than just buildings. They should express a personality born of the physical and non-physical context. The Melbourne Quarter mixed-use precinct nurtures future multi-generational workplace communities that are diverse, creative and inspiring; engendering a sense of play, wellbeing and belonging.”

The precinct aims to offer around 140,000 square metres of commercial space for more than 14,000 employees. One Melbourne Quarter is home to organisations such as Arup, AMP and Lendlease.

The building will aim to reach leading sustainability outcomes in energy and water consumption, waste management and indoor environment quality. It will target a 6 Star Green Star rating, 5.5 Star NABERS energy rating and WELL Platinum rating.

Laneways will be created by the tower, linking Flinders and Collins streets while also connecting the precinct’s residential, commercial and retail offerings.

Lendlease’s Managing Director, Urban Regeneration John Burton said Melbourne Quarter Tower responds to the continues growth and demand for workplaces that offer large, flexible floorplates for unrestricted agility and change.

It will complete one of the precinct’s hero spaces, the Sky Park, and a new green public plaza on Collins Street – one of the largest public spaces to be delivered in central Melbourne in recent years,” Burton said.

“Melbourne Quarter will bring together next-generation workplaces, city living, a vibrant retail mix and green public spaces.

“The precinct’s design is synonymous with Lendlease’s global ethos of connecting people and buildings in an urban environment to improve amenity, productivity and liveability.”

Construction on Melbourne Quarter Tower is set to begin later this year.

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