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A premier commercial address, home to some of Australia’s most renowned companies. Situated in the heart of Melbourne’s CBD.

Collins Arch Commercial
Collins Arch lobby space

Collins Street is Melbourne’s premier commercial address, home to some of Australia’s most renowned companies. Situated in the heart of the action, 447 Collins comprises approximately 49,000 square metres of PCA Premium grade office space and a suite of environmentally sustainable design and wellness features, including high-performance floor-to-ceiling glazing, encouraging natural light; a wellness studio with access to direct natural light; best-in-class end-of-trip facilities exceeding 6 Star Green Star requirements; electric vehicle charging stations; and enhanced, naturally lit egress/tenant-communication stairs.

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Project details

Through vertical stacking, each floor plate has been optimized to dedicate half of the site back to the city as public spaces. The permeable ground plane combines a series of outdoor rooms, a new urban park—Melbourne’s first in 40 years—and programmed edge conditions to create a diversity of experiences for workers, residents and visitors to enjoy. The multi-level retail podium spanning the base of both buildings activates the street frontage on all sides and maintains aesthetic continuity with the surrounding historic façades.

Location
Melbourne, Australia
Client
Cbus Property
Size
49,000 sqm
537,000 sf
Completed
2021
Collaborators
SHoP Architects
OCULUS Landscape
Awards
  • 2021 Victorian Architecture Award – The Sir Osborn McCutcheon Award for Commercial Architecture
  • 2022 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTUBH) – Best Tall Building Award, 100-199 Meters
  • 2022 Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTUBH) – Best Tall Mixed-Use Building Award
  • 2022 International High-Rise Award Long List

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Collins Arch exterior in the daytime
Collins Arch lobby space
Collins Arch lobby space

The lobby has long been understood as a transient space, one that people either walkthrough or wait in before reaching their final destination. Walking or waiting, one thing has been thought of as clear – they are not places we stay in for long. Until now

Collins Arch - end-of-trip facilities and bike path
Collins Arch - end-of-trip bike storage
Collins Arch - end-of-trip facilities and lockers
Collins Arch - end-of-trip facilities and bathroom
Collins Arch - lobby space with casual seating
Collins Arch - lobby
Collins Arch - lobby leading to elevator
Collins Arch lobby space
Collins Arch exterior at night
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