“80 Collins”, an iconic, once-in-a-generation development marks a new chapter in the historic east end of Melbourne’s CBD. Situated at the centre of a globally recognised destination for fashion, the arts and commerce, the location combines international appeal with a distinctly local identity. Due for completion in 2020, 80 Collins is a landmark development for Melbourne that honours the city’s thriving culture and commercial ingenuity.
One of Australia’s most exciting and creative restaurateurs, Chris Lucas, will anchor the precinct with a multi-layered offering in partnership with award-winning chef Martin Benn and Vicki Wild of Sydney’s internationally-recognised Sepia. The couple’s decision to close Sepia and make a home at 80 Collins speaks volumes to the purpose of the location and its relationship to Melbourne’s diverse culinary culture. The heart of this iconic development has been the vision of QICGRE – to create a destination that is inspiring and boldly creative, connecting to the vibrant and tenacious culture of Melbourne whilst amplifying the city on the world stage. 80 Collins will be a multidimensional, experience-led precinct animated both day and night. It will continue to elevate the historic east end of Collins Street as one of the most desirable CBD opportunities in Australasia.
Daryl Stubbings, Director – Australian Investment Management, QICGRE :
“We have always viewed ourselves as the custodians of a place that represents so much about the vibrant, multi-dimensional nucleus of culture and commerce Melbourne’s east has become, and together with our partners we will deliver that promise.”
Chris Lucas, Lucas Restaurants:
“80 Collins is the most exciting development in Melbourne for 30 years. It speaks of the city’s bravery and vision, it is a globally significant development. I couldn’t resist being involved. Melbourne is growing and I’m always proud to witness the respect we achieve worldwide. It is a great time to expand. There has always been a strong, loyal, discerning local market but now our international profile is thriving. It’s a good time to up the game.”
80 Collins redefines the boundaries between work, retail and hospitality comprising a future-focused 43,000 m2 premium grade office tower; a significant refurbishment of the existing tower; boutique hotel, international luxury, beauty and lifestyle brands, new food and beverage concepts and co-working spaces scheduled for completion in 2020. A new standard in commercial space, 80 Collins sets a benchmark for premium and sustainable workspace in Melbourne and reflects the long-term view of QICGRE to create enduring mixed-use developments that harmonise with their environments.
About QIC Global Real Estate
We own and manage an AUD $22.4 billion portfolio of circa 50 retail and commercial properties across Australia and the US on behalf our institutional investment clients. Our management and investment approach centres on creating vibrant places at the heart of communities. Where people choose to be, and where they feel proud to belong. Places that build local experiences and meaningful relationships; with spaces to support each part of our lives.
Source : Company