Green light for landmark Melbourne tower
A 180-metre skyscraper in Melbourne with public spaces and ground breaking sustainability initiatives has been given the green light, following the approval of the development application for 600 Collins Street, Melbourne.
Designed by Architectus and WilkinsonEyre for international real estate firm Hines, the tower and public spaces will provide the highest level of amenities ever seen in a Melbourne development – including premium hospitality, rooftop terraces and outdoor spaces, conference and collaboration zones, a wellness centre and integrated biophilia across indoor and outdoor environment.
“This approval from DELWP in collaboration with City of Melbourne validates our shared confidence in the continued strength of Melbourne CBD as a global city and home to Australia’s best businesses,” says Simon Nasa, Managing Director at Hines.
“600 Collins will blend cutting-edge technology, market-leading sustainability and the best of modern workplace design to create not just a top-tier office, but a community to bring people together in new and meaningful ways.”
The design for 600 Collins is underpinned by strong wellbeing principles, reflecting the latest thinking in sustainable and healthy workplaces. The project will achieve a minimum 6 Star Green Star target rating from the Green Building Council of Australia, as well as a Platinum WELL Certification for its shell and core.
“While setting a benchmark for office towers in Melbourne and Australia, 600 Collins represents a great outcome for wider Melbourne,” says Architectus National Sector Leader for Commercial, Matthew Smith.
“A new pedestrian connection, improvements to public spaces and a lively street front combine with the building’s amenity to provide true flexibility and alternative places to meet, work and gather.”
600 Collins is scheduled to begin construction in January 2023.