A nine-level A-Grade office building in Geelong is now welcoming its first workers.
Designed by Cox Architecture, 60 Moorabool Street offers a state-of-the-art workplace with club-style end-of-trip facilities and basement car parking. The latest addition to Geelong’s skyline, the building boasts sweeping views of Corio Bay and surrounding parklands.
Developed by Quintessential Equity, 60 Moorabool Street features over 11,000 square metres of net lettable area. Its anchor tenant and development partner GMHBA signed on prior to construction commencing, with other tenants, including Morris Finance and EML Group.
Partnering with Kane Constructions on the build, the project injected more than $50 million into Geelong’s local economy and required over 370 local workers on-site.
Quintessential Equity’s Executive Chairman, Shane Quinn, says the completion of 60 Moorabool Street is an important contribution to the growth and transformation of Geelong’s growing business community and economy.
“We’d like to thank GMHBA, and the wider tenant community moving in, for trusting us to develop their new headquarters, and to congratulate the design and construction team on doing such a fantastic job in creating this landmark,” said Mr Quinn.
“This city-shaping building has been integral to the growth and transformation of Geelong’s business community – and it is a testament to our team to have delivered this project on time, given the constraints of the pandemic.”
Demonstrating a commitment to tenant health and wellbeing, the building is already recognised for its 5-star Green Star Rating and 5-star NABERS Base Building Energy Rating.
Mr Quinn adds that he is committed to helping Geelong transform its business landscape, providing a real alternative to Melbourne’s CBD.
“I’m a strong believer that when you build the right buildings, the right people come. We’re seeing more and more demand for premium green, healthy office space in Geelong – simply because businesses previously haven’t had access to this kind of office accommodation. 60 Moorabool Street provides a canvas for businesses to design the workspace they want.”
After 15 years of working across multiple buildings, the completion of 60 Moorabool Street will see GMHBA’s staff united in one office space.
An official opening event is planned to be held in September.