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DOCKLANDS | Collins Square | Multi-Tower | Office

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Updated render with all 5 office towers:

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

I hope they've retained that faceted facade on Building 4C from the previous renders.

Also based on the precinct massing you'd hope that Site 5B + 6 would be a step up in height from Collins Square - otherwise I think there's a danger of creating a blob on the skyline.

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Shumway's picture

I'm really looking forward to the retail component in this one, as I work across the road, but I can't tell if they're going to wait until all the towers are in before getting started.

Incorrect inform -- ps -cl : attach. Streets clear. No danger.

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Melbman's picture

Will be interesting to see how the retail section goes. Given that there seem to be many vacant shops around at this point in time, it certainly raises a few questions.

Yes, there will be more 9-5 traffic because of the new offices, but there is very little in the way of residential planned around that area. Maybe that will change with the proposed development site next door (Lend Lease?). It will further enhance the chances of making this space a hub.

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Mark Baljak's picture

hrrrm looks like a choice of two buildings onsite for kpmg

KPMG weighs up Collins St options

Financial services firm KPMG has a short list of potential sites in Melbourne which meet its 30,000sqm requirements. If it was to move to Lang Walker’s Collins Square development in Docklands, it would be sufficient to drive the development of a third commercial building at the site.

http://www.afr.com/p/business/property/kpmg_weighs_up_collins_st_options...

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

I hope they move to the WTC.

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Mark Baljak's picture

Wtf?

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Melbman's picture

That WTC proposal for KPMG looks amazing. I agree, build that one.

The new Collins Square tower will start getting being filled with new tenants next week. More life to come around that area.

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Ryan Seychell's picture

Shops opening July i think it was:

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Dean's picture

Look at the hack job where the pavers join to the asphalt. Quality finishing.

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Mark Baljak's picture

are they suspended pods in the atrium?

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Viscount Melbourne's picture

Wow, Amazing photos Glenn. Thanks for sharing!

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Mark Baljak's picture

Quote from todays AFR

The latest tower in the massive Melbourne project – considered one of the largest private undertakings in the country – has attracted interest from the likes of accounting firms PwC and KPMG, as well as the ANZ.

Mr Walker confirmed the complex had been short-listed by a number of tenants.

“We’re working very, very hard to convert some of the short-listed positions into pre-commitments.”

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Ryan Seychell's picture

According to the article I just posted in the commercial thread, KPMG are likely to lease space in this development. Although it does mention that they may also still stay where they are.
Here's hoping they kick off the big tower behind Mercer. http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/property/rent-fears-trigger-for...

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Laurence Dragomir's picture

First stage of the retail component dubbed "the Lunch Room" opens this month:

http://www.docklandsnews.com.au/editions/article/food-and-art-is-a-good-...

New canopy between the Lantern building and Marsh Mercer is also on the way. Date TBC.

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Mark Baljak's picture

could have done something to jazz up the collins street frontage, still aesthetically ok

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Chris Peska's picture

I dig the second pic, very cool...

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

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Qantas743's picture

The building in the fourth pic now has Commonwealth bank signage on it.

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Chris Peska's picture

thanks qantas, which side of the building is it on?

Observe. Design. Build. Live.

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Qantas743's picture

West and north sides.

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http://dsewebapps.dse.vic.gov.au/DSE/Planning/PHBPPAT.nsf/InternetAppLis...

Application No. 2013006976
Status Awaiting Allocation
Description of Proposal Building and works associated with the construction of commerical tower Building 4D and shop at ground floor
Date Received 31/07/2013

Land Address 727 Collins Street Docklands

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Development & Planning

Friday, March 24, 2017 - 06:00
Planning Minister Richard Wynne has approved another commercial tower at Lendlease's Melbourne Quarter development in the Docklands. The building known as Melbourne Quarter Tower will be located at 693 Collins Street, injecting almost 55,000sqm of office space into the precinct across its 28 floors, in addition to approximately 2,500sqm of retail space.

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