Image L-R: Justin Truong (Golden Age), James Grant (Probuild), Jon Greves (Golden Age), Luke Stambolis (Probuild), Matthew Hill (Golden Age)
Golden Age Group and Probuild have officially commenced construction on a $190 million state-of-the-art boutique commercial office building on Little Collins Street, signifying one of the largest strata office builds to commence construction since the pandemic started in 2020.
Construction of the 28-storey boutique commercial tower is expected to create 343 jobs.
The tower has been designed by Cox Architecture, Hecker Guthrie and Jack Merlo, with column-free floor plates designed to maximise natural light and create an environment that promotes productivity, with an additional wrap-around garden terrace on Level 8 and a communal garden rooftop terrace.
The building will also offer basement end-of-trip facilities, with private change rooms, showers, towel service and individual storage lockers, as well as bicycle storage and a waiting lounge.
130 Little Collins Street will be a building of high environmentally sustainable design with certification targets of 5-Star NABERS design potential, 5-Star Green Star Design and As-Built, in addition to WELL Certification as a means of improving the health and wellbeing of its occupants.
Golden Age Group founder and managing director Jeff Xu said the building had been designed with smaller businesses in mind, in light of waning office capacities as a result of the pandemic.
“The typical commercial building has been turned on its head; we’re witnessing a preference towards more boutique floorplans as a result of businesses scaling down their requirements for an office, coupled with something that greater emphasises lifestyle and wellbeing,” said Jeff.
Following the successful construction projects at Victoria One and Sky Garden, the partnership between Golden Age Group and Probuild is built on collaboration and high-quality delivery according to Probuild Managing Director, Luke Stambolis.
“We look forward to delivering this boutique office development with repeat client Golden Age Group. As one of the most experienced office builders in the country, we’ll use our expertise to deliver this project to the highest level of quality, something we are renowned for at Probuild” said Luke.
Melbourne Lord Mayor Sally Capp said construction signified a positive outlook for the city’s economy.
“Every dollar invested now, every worker that comes back into a CBD office, every extra job created through the construction sector has flow on benefits for all the small and medium sized businesses in our city.”
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