Property developer Curtis York has emerged as a fresh player in Melbourne’s commercial market, fully leasing its 5-storey commercial building at 390 Malvern Road, Prahran prior to practical completion.
Co-Founders and Directors of Curtis York, Nick Peters and James Way have identified a sweet spot for supplying considered and customisable new office space between 200 – 300 square metres catering to like-minded, progressive businesses seeking premium space in popular locations within the city fringe.
After securing Monark Property Partners on a six-year lease prior to commencing construction, Curtis York have since secured global creative design agency Binyan Studios, and tech company mod.io on long terms leases.
All three tenants were confirmed prior to reaching practical completion, with Curtis York occupying the fourth level of the building which also has a communal rooftop for all tenants to enjoy.
Managing Director James Way says Curtis York’s vison for developing new boutique office space is to ride the wave of workers returning to the office combined with the influx of investment from small business owners into new workspace.
The developer is set to complete its second commercial development in Cubitt Street, Cremorne.
“The city fringe market has become highly desirable as businesses seek new office space in thriving neighborhoods that are accessible and vibrant,” said Way.
“Location is obviously something we look for as a priority, and we found the perfect spot in Prahran to deliver our first commercial asset.
“To have somewhere like Hawksburn Village on our doorstep is an extremely attractive offering for tenants to utilise as amenity.”
Curtis York is creating spaces with an eye for detail and design, as well as adapting to an ever evolving office environment.
Their Prahran property designed by Idle Architecture Studio in collaboration with inhouse interior designer Amanda Blazey, and built by Coben, features 860 square metres of total lettable area, with flexible floor plates including open plan layouts, break-out spaces and quiet rooms throughout.
“We know what we’re developing is suited to forward thinking businesses who are taking into consideration the benefits of a flexible and attractive office in the city fringe, and we know that because we fit into that category ourselves.
“The flexible floorplates allow our tenants to design spaces that are fit for purpose, facilitate collaboration and enhance the ability to attract quality talent.”
Curtis York’s 19 Cubitt Street development in Cremorne, is designed by Kennon Studio and built by Coben set for completion in December 2022.