Next Generation building key in attracting high profile tenants

The way we work and connect has significantly changed and will continue to change for the foreseeable future. What a building offers tenants, including internal facilities and proximity to public amenities is crucial in not only maintaining building occupancy but also crucial to attracting and retaining the best talent in the industry.

So, what’s changed? Millennials. Younger professionals are increasingly exerting more influence in where their companies should be based and are encouraging these organisations to prioritise their needs.

When it comes to finding an office location and building, tenants look for locations that are well serviced by public transport, have a range of food and beverage offerings, retail and lifestyle amenity including wellness facilities, cafés with great coffee as well as restaurants for more informal meetings and childcare facilities close by.

A focus on occupant health and wellness needs to be at the forefront of building design. Health and well-being initiatives have been linked to increased productivity, improved morale, lower health care costs, lower recorded absentees, increased employee retention and an improved company image.

Smart developers are considering these wants and needs in their development planning phase. A great example of this has been executed at 567 Collins Street. A premium grade building developed by Investa and Leighton Properties, completed in 2015.

567 has executed a premium amenity package, incorporating a successful mix of retail, food and health and wellness elements within the design and planning phase.

So how is 567 different from your regular office building?

Melbourne’s Flagship Virgin Active Gym on Levels 1 & 2
Offering over 250 group exercise classes a week, an anti-gravity yoga studio, mobility zone, sleep pods, a sparkling 25m swimming pool and aqua lounge & infrared sauna – Virgin Active at 567 provides tenants an unrivalled gym and health and wellness experience.

‘The Grid’ Premium retail
Home to a range of iconic and first-class food & beverage retailers including Pho Nom, Earl Canteen, Pressed Juices Lab, Spud Bar, Buddabah, Sargon, Guzman Y Gomez, Sushia, Pokéd and Black Rice. Sophisticated retail leasing is an important success factor.

Childcare within close proximity
Renowned childcare centres are within immediate access, Kids On Collins and Genius Childcare – providing employees that extra flexibility and convenience for their families.

Premium End-of-Trip facilities
The facilities are equipped with grooming stations with equipment including Parlux Hairdryers and GHD hair straighteners, ironing stations, airing cupboards, showers, lockers as well as a fresh daily towel service that accommodates those who actively commute to and from work or exercise during the day, and further encourages a healthy work-life balance.

Well connected address
567 provides unparalleled immediate access to Melbourne’s best transport links including Southern Cross Train Station and Melbourne’s major arterials as well as the convenience of the Collins Street super tram stop on the doorstep.

Sustainability
Another major drawcard for tenants is a focus on sustainability. 567 Collins has been awarded 5-star Green Star Design v3 Rating. Further to this, it has been designed to target a 5-star Green Star As Built Rating and a 5-star NABERS energy rating. Tenants benefit from the building’s Green Star efficiency by minimising energy and water use and maximising cost savings.

567 embraces environmental sustainability, contemporary design and technology and this coupled with the quality of amenity and facilities has been key in attracting a diverse range of high profile and innovative tenants including; Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Jemena, Connective , Intrepid, Nous, CPB Contractors & Downer Group.

Take a tour of 567 Collins Street now: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CMlDYYvB5Pk

Want more information on the commercial office market in Melbourne? Contact Stephanie Hawkins, Executive, Office Leasing 0425 552 733, Stephanie.Hawkins@colliers.com