Lendlease is moving quickly with its massive $550 million Melbourne Quarter mixed use project, after the company revealed its new plans for a commercial office tower lodged with the planning department.
The C2 Tower (or Melbourne Quarter Tower) is situated on the eastern precinct of the Melbourne Quarter site - the side closest to the city and Media House on Collins Street - and is partly on the deck over Wurundjeri Way.
Lendlease’s Managing Director for Urban Regeneration Mark Menhinnitt confirmed Lendlease had submitted its second commercial office tower for Melbourne Quarter.
“We have submitted the planning permit for Melbourne Quarter Tower – the second commercial office tower for Melbourne Quarter. Melbourne Quarter Tower will target a 6 Star Green Star rating and a 5 Star NABERS rating. The proposed building will feature approximately 55,000sqm commercial office space, 2,000sqm of retail space, a gym and childcare facility," Mr Menhinnitt said.
Lendlease has been making rapid progress with the overall project, gaining approval for its first $200 million tower earlier this year.
Last month, the state government gave its approval for three more high-rise residential towers that will comprise $1 billion worth of apartments.
Bordered by two of Melbourne’s most iconic streets, Collins and Flinders, and directly across from Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Quarter will bring together world class design and innovation in city living, next generation workplaces, dining, shopping and green public spaces.
A landmark project for Melbourne, the 2.5 hectare city block will create a heart for what has become Melbourne’s new economic centre, the Southern Cross Precinct.