Lendlease’s urban regeneration development Melbourne Quarter has celebrated the topping out of One Melbourne Quarter, with the precinct also receiving the highest available rating for sustainability in Australia.
The topping out ceremony marks the first commercial tower’s structural completion.
The building is on track for completion in September this year and will accommodate about 2,500 employees from AMP, Arup and Lendlease.
The precinct’s 6 Star Green Star – Communities certified rating from the Green Building Council of Australia (GBCA) is the highest rating available in Australia and is based on Melbourne Quarter’s sustainability performance across energy and water efficiencies, design, livability, environmental quality and innovation.
Since construction began on One Melbourne Quarter in October 2016, 1,470 jobs have been created. This number is expected to grow to approximately 15,000 jobs for the entire precinct as construction peaks in the coming years.
The building is owned by the Lendlease-managed Australian Prime Property Fund Commercial (APPF Commercial), and has been designed by Melbourne architects Denton Corker Marshall.
Lendlease Managing Director, Urban Regeneration and Infrastructure, Mark Menhinnitt said the topping out is a significant milestone for one of the largest mixed-use urban regeneration developments in Melbourne and for the city’s growing commercial centre at the west end of Collins Street.
“Creating places that redefine the way people choose to work, Melbourne Quarter will offer a variety of amenity, including Melbourne’s first elevated Sky Park and a new public square to support a better work life balance and health and wellbeing for workers.”