Poly Australia and Myer are working to deliver a people centric floorplan across levels six to ten, with an emphasis on open plan working, break out areas, support spaces and vertical floor integrations.
Poly Victoria Executive Director Steve Wang said that the company is thrilled to welcome Myer to 1000 La Trobe: “It’s a pleasure to be able to host such an iconic Australian retailer in our flagship commercial development for Victoria.”
“Myer’s mindful floorplan design is a tribute to the flexibility of 1000 La Trobe, which is a priority offering to our prospective tenants. With the constantly evolving workspace trends and differentiating tenant needs we understand the importance of shaping these spaces in a way that will ensure our tenants experience continued satisfaction throughout their leasing term,” said Wang.
Myer CEO John King commented: “The decision to move our SSO is in line with our Customer First Plan to ensure we are operating in the most efficient and productive way, and that we have an office environment that allows us to support our store team members in the best possible way.”
King said that the more appropriately sized head office is a great outcome for shareholders due to improved commercial terms, as well as for team members as a result of having a Support Office that provides a modern office environment for working, has leading technology and is energy efficient.
1000 La Trobe Street will be part of Docklands’ Digital Harbour Precinct, which is also home to Melbourne Water’s Headquarters and the Innovation Building, which comprises an incubator hub for new enterprises in the IT industry as well as research and development spaces for larger organisations. The 24-storey A-Grade office tower is Poly Australia’s first commercial development in Melbourne, where construction began without an anchor tenant committed to the project. The project includes 39,600 sqm of work spaces offering flexibility due to efficient floor plates averaging 2,200 sqm, as well as an activated ground floor with retail stores, cafes, on-site services1, flexible working spaces, landscaped areas for working or relaxing, an on-site gym and end of trip facilities, all supported with an integrated building management technology app.
Probuild commenced construction of the project in Q3 2019. Myer’s 10-year lease is anticipated to begin when the project is scheduled to be delivered in Q4 2021. Until then, Myer will continue to occupy its current Store Support Office at 800 Collins Street.
Cover Image: Designed by Woods Bagot, the project is inspired by the area’s past, with the design of the building creating strong visual connections to Victoria Harbour, the world’s oldest and largest standing dock, as well as to the adjoining Victoria Railway lines that once crossed the site. (Image: Commercial Real Estate)
- A boutique supermarket and childcare centre is proposed as part of the curated retail and amenity offering on the ground floor intended to activate the precinct.