Seven Network and Beca make the switch to Melbourne Quarter

Seven Network and Beca make the switch to Melbourne Quarter
Sean Car

The iconic “7” statue will soon no longer be a feature on Harbour Esplanade, with the Seven Network announcing that it will soon relocate its headquarters to the Melbourne Quarter precinct near Southern Cross Station.

The Seven Network, which will move into the new precinct by developer Lendlease during early 2025, will join design, advisory and engineering consultancy firm, Beca, which also announced it would be relocating to Melbourne Quarter later this year.

After leaving 160 Harbour Esplanade at Docklands, Seven Network will occupy a combined 4500sqm across levels three and four of Melbourne Quarter Tower, the precinct’s flagship commercial building that is currently under construction.

Beca, which is one of Asia Pacific’s largest consultancy firms, will occupy  a combined total of 2900sqm across levels 22 and 23 of the commercial building, which will feature a new premium workplace and bespoke interiors.

The two major employers will join Melbourne Quarter Tower’s anchor tenant, Medibank, one of Australia’s largest private health insurers.

Located on Collins St and opposite Southern Cross Station, Melbourne Quarter Tower will span 34 levels and is scheduled for completion by mid-2024. It will be the final commercial building delivered in the Melbourne Quarter precinct.

In February, Docklands News reported a joint venture between Development Victoria and the AFL to redevelop Marvel Stadium’s waterfront edge, which includes the current Seven Network building owned by the state government.

Seven West Media managing director and CEO James Warburton said the time was right to move on from its current headquarters, which it has occupied since 2002 as one of Docklands’ first major tenants.


“Docklands has been a fantastic home for Seven Melbourne for more than two decades, but the time is right to move to a new, more advanced facility, one specifically designed for our digital future,” Mr Warburton said.


“Melbourne is a critically important market for Seven and the home of some of our most valued partners, including the AFL and Cricket Australia. Our new operation in Melbourne Quarter Tower reflects the priority we place on Melbourne and will be a fantastic workspace for our people.”

Beca’s acting Australian managing director David Papps said the company was “delighted” to be moving to Docklands.

“The location is a step forward for our business and aligns with Beca’s overall purpose to have a positive impact on the world,” Mr Papps said.

“We are excited to have co-designed the new space, including with input from the traditional owners of Wurundjeri Country.” •

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