Hines will start construction on Melbourne’s tallest mass-engineered timber office building in Q3 2021.
Located just 2 kilometers from the CBD, 36 Wellington Street will feature 18,200 square meters of net leasable space across 15 floors, with average floor plates ranging from 900 to 1,500 square meters.
Hines’ Simon Nasa said the project, known simply as ‘Wellington’ is targeting completion in Q3 2023. As Melbourne’s first timber building, it is designed to achieve 5 Star NABERS and 5.5 Star Green Star ratings as a minimum.
“Timber construction increases staff connection to their workplace, creating an enjoyable working environment which will appeal to forward-thinking tenants seeking a true “live, work, play” balance for their staff,” Nasa said. “We are all about creating collaborative and adaptive workspaces that respond to the changing needs of progressive businesses, blurring the boundaries of what an office can do. ‘Wellington’ will be a Collingwood office just like the suburb itself; a melting-pot of ideas and innovation.”
Colliers’ Travis Myerscough said the A-Grade building would offer “best in class, progressive workplace,” with flexible and creative spaces; premium lifestyle and end-of-trip facilities; and highly sought after sustainability credentials.
“There has never been a building like this in Melbourne. It is a next generation workplace located in one of the city’s most vibrant, diverse and growing fringe office precincts,” Myerscough said. “Collingwood is expected to become the next Cremorne thanks to its easy access to the CBD and appeal to quality staff in the northern suburbs of Melbourne.”
Myerscough said the building would offer flexible and creative spaces that foster collaboration, adapt to suit changing requirements and increase productivity of on-site staff.
Hines said the site is well-connected by transport, surrounded by open green space, and close to a multitude of restaurants, bars and cafés at the heart of vibrant Collingwood.