Melbourne Water moving to Docklands
Melbourne Water has committed to locate its new 12,100m2 head office facility at 990 LaTrobe St, in the south east corner of Digital Harbour above the link road access to Etihad Stadium.
Digital Harbour Director, David Napier, said: “The proposed $85 million single tenant, purpose built building will provide a 6 Star Green Star outcome for Melbourne Water placing them at the forefront of sustainable office accommodation in the Australian commercial office market.”
Large 2,000m2 floor plates, with a series of open, interconnecting, atrium spaces linking the six upper levels of the building will provide the opportunity for enhanced collaboration between the various departments of the Melbourne Water organisation. The orientation of the atrium spaces will also provide magnificent uninterrupted views of the Melbourne city skyline.
Mr Napier said: “The convenient location of the building fronting both LaTrobe Street and Wurndjeri Way will provide quick and convenient access for Melbourne Water engineers to all of their suburban treatment plant facilities via Melbourne’s extensive freeway network.”
The proposed Melbourne Water development will be the fourth building to be constructed at Digital Harbour alongside the Innovation Building, 1010 LaTrobe Street (Customs House) and the Life.lab strata office/home office building at 198 Harbour Esplanade.
Construction of the Melbourne Water building is scheduled to commence in the third quarter 2010 with completion mid 2012 •