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Tower 5 Collins Square - 2 Batmans Hill Drive, Docklands

Tower 5 Collins Square - 2 Batmans Hill Drive, Docklands. Image: Walker Corporation
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Building Type: 
High-rise
Number of Buildings: 
1
Roof Height(s) - metres: 
111.2m
Architectural Height: 
111.0m
Floor count: 
27
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Net Leasable Area: 
40,000m2

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