On completion Collins Square will total 250,000sqm, built above a 10,000sqm retail podium. It’s an entire city block.
Living up to our reputation for the love of heritage buildings, we are proud to have retained and refurbished the historic southern portion of the Goods Shed, in its day (1889) the longest single building in Australia.
Working closely with the Victorian Government, we opened the first two towers at Collins Square in 2012, closely followed by the third and fourth in 2014. The remaining two towers will be progressively finished in June 2016 and 2017. Retail and hospitality outlets are also being opened and built for the fast-growing Collins Square community and neighbourhood.
An intrinsic part of the design and a reflection of Melbourne’s history, are the interconnected laneways linking tower to tower. Sunlight warms winter gardens and alcoves where people can eat, drink, relax and feel inspired among the substantial artworks. Collins Square features pioneering workplace design, high security and environmental excellence. The latest and greatest in green technology is inbuilt throughout.
Lang Walker AO recognised the potential for this site over a decade ago, with its prime location beside the new Southern Cross Station, apartment buildings and football stadium. The development forms a vital ‘bridge’ between Melbourne’s two major commercial centres, the CBD and Western Precinct.
- Completed towers will total 250,000sqm
- 10,000sqm retail podium
- Childcare facility, accommodating 130 children
- Boasts the highest concentration of environmentally sustainable buildings in the Southern Hemisphere
- Created more than 3,500 jobs. Tower 2 will employ a further 1,200 workers through to 2017.