Builders Invited to Tender for 51 Flinders Lane

Image: Bates Smart

GPT Group has invited builders to tender for its $500 million twin office tower development at 51 Flinders Lane. 

Probuild, Built, Multiplex and Lendlease will compete for the project, which comprises a 15-storey north tower and a 39-storey south tower.

The development will feature 900 square metres of ground floor retail space across both towers, topped with 29,000 square metres of lettable office space. 

An internal laneway will link Flinders Lane with Flinders Street, improving pedestrian access, as well as potential access to Exhibition Street. 

According to GPT Head of Office and Logistics, Matthew Faddy, the precinct has been designed by Bates Smart to foster connectivity and collaboration within workplaces.

“Employers are seeking work environments that facilitate employees coming together to collaborate and foster relationships. The development will deliver high-quality office towers combining distinctive interiors and the latest technology, [to] appeal to medium sized businesses searching for premium boutique space on their own floor,” Mr Faddy said.

The buildings will feature a wellness centre, coworking spaces, terrace gardens on levels 4, 6 and 39, with basement parking for 88 cars and 274 bikes.

GWOF Fund Manager Martin Ritchie said the buildings will offer “a unique, high-end boutique office experience… that connects with and improves the ground plane and amenity of Melbourne’s premium east-end, while also adding another iconic laneway which connects two key Melbourne Streets.”

Probuild has a number of commercial and residential projects currently underway in Melbourne’s CBD, including the 65-storey UNO apartment tower in A’Beckett Street and the Elizabeth North complex in Parkville. 

Built is also tipped to compete against Probuild and Lendlease for the new Australia Post headquarters in Richmond.

Meanwhile, Lendlease is currently delivering the $1.5 billion 555 Collins development for Charter Hall, which has secured Amazon as anchor tenant. 

Construction is slated to commence later this year, with an expected completion date of 2024.

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