Mirvac and anchor tenants including Pitcher Partners and ExxonMobil held a 'topping off' ceremony for completion of the main structural works at Mirvac’s 664 Collins Street office development at the Docklands end of the city next to Southern Cross train station.
The building is 60 per cent pre-leased with "strong market interest" in the remaining lettable space.
664 Collins Street represents the final stage of the Southern Cross Station complex and will comprise 26,000 square metre A-grade office building across nine levels. Pitcher Partners has pre-committed to over 9,000 square metres over 3.5 levels with a 12 year lease. ExxonMobil has pre-committed to 7,100 square metres across three levels.
The event was attended by Pitcher Partners Managing Partner, John Brazzale; Grimshaw Architects Associate Principal, Damon Van Horne; ExxonMobil; and Mirvac, and was celebrated by a formal ceremony on the development's top floor.
Grimshaw Architects Associate Principal, Damon Van Horne said, “Working closely with Mirvac, we have created a highly flexible building that will offer exceptional workspace, excellent amenity and leading workplace technology.”
The technology-enabled building will collect real-time data to operate more efficiently.
Mirvac General Manager Commercial Development Simon Healy said, “The topping off ceremony today acknowledges a successful collaboration between partners, tenants and stakeholders in the ongoing delivery of 664 Collins, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for being involved in creating this unique building.”
Pitcher Partners Managing Partner, John Brazzale said, “The fantastic location, the large expansive floor plates, which allow flexibility, and the innovative workplace technology integrated at 664 Collins make it a truly outstanding office building.
“Sitting at the nexus of Melbourne CBD’s major transport hub, allowing easy access to adjacent amenity, the building is a vibrant, connected environment that will enable us to move to the next level of client service and allow us to create an exceptional workplace for our staff.”
The ceremony marked the completion of the main structural works, featuring a tree to acknowledge the natural resources used in the process.
664 Collins is due to be completed in 2018.