Lendlease has signed wealth manager AMP as the major tenant in the first of three office buildings at the Melbourne Quarter precinct.
AMP will lease 9,720 sqm at One Melbourne Quarter on 699 Collins Street.
The 13-storey building is located directly opposite Southern Cross Station, overlooking Melbourne’s CBD and Docklands. The precinct will offer green parks, open public spaces and 40 new retail shops, cafes and restaurants.
The building is on track for completion by September 2018, and will also be the new home for Lendlease’s Victorian headquarters and global design and engineering firm Arup.
Lendlease’s Managing Director for Urban Regeneration and Infrastructure Development, Mark Menhinnitt, said Melbourne Quarter’s mixed-use precinct had attracted interest from tenants looking to move to Melbourne’s new centre of business activity on Collins Street.
“Signing a blue-chip tenant like AMP to join us in the heart of the Southern Cross precinct demonstrates how this project promises to revitalise Melbourne’s corporate identity,” Mr Menhinnitt said.