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23 October 2019
The trio of towers that form Melbourne Quarter, designed by architects Woods Bagot, 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 plans include approximately 1690 homes. The apartments will be made up of one, two, and three-bedroom options, all planned to achieve 5-star Green Star ratings. Two of the towers will reach 135m tall, while a third, smaller building will top 58m. Melbourne Quarter will also feature commercial spaces.
The design of the building will see it stand 34 storeys tall and deliver around 70,000 square metres of office space, with an elevated a publicly accessible Sky Park.
Architects Woods Bagot designed the towers with the 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 “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.”
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.
Burton said, “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,”
“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.