Construction will begin on the $300 million office tower and retail amenity located opposite Melbourne’s Federation Square next month, and as anchor tenant, we will commence our lease when stage one is completed in August 2020.
Property group Dexus has enlisted John Holland to develop the SJB Architect-designed 10-storey tower at 180 Flinders Street, Melbourne. The building will span a total area of circa 20,100 square metres of which we have taken out a long-term lease on 7,700 metres – this will become the site of our new Melbourne headquarters.
The project will see the development of 12,100 square metres of A-Grade office space over the existing public carpark and the refurbishment of the existing buildings at 189 Flinders Lane (3,700 square metres) and 180 Flinders Street (3,700 square metres).
Executive General Manager, John Holland Building, David Lehmann said, "We look forward to bringing one of the city's most prominent office towers to life as builders of the new development. Our employees will enjoy the benefits of the building, with impressive features to support wellbeing such as excellent public transport and bike access, end of trip facilities and generous natural light.”
Of the remaining space, the variety of floor plates on offer, ranging from 500 square metres up to 2,400 square metres, will enable Dexus to attract multiple customer types.
About the development
180 Flinders Street is centrally located opposite Federation Square, in close proximity to Flinders Street Station and set to benefit from the Melbourne Metro. The tower will incorporate extensive refurbishment of the existing heritage offices, with sweeping views overlooking Federation Square and the Botanic Gardens. The development is targeting a 5-star NABERS Energy and Greenstar Design and as Built ratings, with construction commencing in April 2018.