And with an increasing number of millennials joining the workforce, the demand for engaging workplaces with a strong strong focus on amenities is on the rise.
Here’s our pick of the five top office skyscrapers that will be wrapping up construction in the coming months.
100 Mount Street (Sydney)
The Dexus-owned 35-level glass tower in North Sydney is one of the suburb’s newest office developments - and is currently the tallest commercial building in the area.
While it topped out in October 2018, the building is set to reach final completion in the first quarter of this year.
The development will yield more than 41,500 sqm of A-grade office space and is 63 percent pre-leased.
Amenities include end-of-trip facilities, bike servicing, yoga, pilates, a childcare centre and a hotel-style concierge.
60 Martin Place (Sydney)
Scheduled to complete in late 2019, 60 Martin Place is poised to deliver more than 40,000 sqm of lettable area.
The $800 million development by Investa Property Group and Gwynvill Group will reach 33 levels when complete.
Located at the eastern end of Sydney’s Martin Place, it will have views from the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens to Sydney Harbour from “almost all levels”, according to the Investa website.
Office workers will have a dedicated bicycle entrance and have access to bike racks, lockers, showers and a towel service.
Collins Arch (Melbourne)
One of Melbourne’s most widely anticipated developments, Collins Arch - or perhaps better known as the “Pantscraper” - will yield about 49,000 sqm of premium-grade office space across 39 levels.
With two towers overlooking the Yarra River joined by an eight-storey sky bridge, the design is set to make an architectural statement in Melbourne when construction concludes in late 2019.
Apart from offices, the $1 billion development by Cbus Property will also house apartments, a five-star hotel and ground-floor retail on the 6000 sqm block.
It stands on the former site of Melbourne’s first official fruit and vegetable market.
300 George St (Brisbane)
This $180 million development in Brisbane’s CBD will provide more than 48,000 sqm of A-grade office space.
Developed by Taiwanese-backed Shayher Group, the 40-storey tower will form part of the Brisbane Quarter development, which will also include an 82-storey residential skyscraper and a 32-storey five-star hotel.
It will be built on the site of Brisbane’s former Supreme Court and construction is expected to complete in the second half of 2019.
GPO Exchange (Adelaide)
This Charter Hall office development is located on a site adjacent to the historic Adelaide GPO.
The historic Telephone Exchange Building, built in 1883, will also be restored as part of the $250 million project. It will be used as boutique commercial and retail space.
The GPO Exchange will create 24,500 sqm of A-grade office space over 19 levels, which will include a ground-floor foyer, end-of-trip facilities and 71 car parking spaces.
The tower is projected to be completed in the third quarter of 2019.
Cover Image: Collins Arch (Image: Domain)