Mirvac Group (Mirvac) [ASX: MGR] has today announced the signing of two new leases at its flagship Melbourne office tower, Olderfleet, at 477 Collins Street. Kids Club Early Learning Centres will open it’s first Melbourne CBD centre with approximately 1,000 square metres, while law firm Lander & Rogers will occupy approximately 5,000 square metres of the premium-grade commercial building.
Mirvac’s Development Director, Frank Lonetti said: “Kids Club Early Learning Centres and Lander & Rogers will add to the high calibre of tenants at Olderfleet, joining anchor tenant Deloitte, and Norton Rose Fulbright.
“Following the extensive co-creation process we undertook for Olderfleet with our customers, a shared vision emerged for a workplace that goes beyond state-of-the-art office space. By drawing on innovative technologies and contemporary thinking we are proud to deliver a carefully curated and customised workplace that, once complete, will offer a range of amenities that support work life balance, offer convenience, engage with the community and drive productivity, enhancing the overall customer experience of the building and its surrounding public realm.
“With more and more people working flexibly, and outside the traditional hours of nine to five, a convenient childcare option was paramount for the tenants at Olderfleet. We are proud to deliver on this demand with the signing of Kids Club Early Learning Centres.”
The childcare centre will accommodate 130 children and will have 50 per cent indoor and outdoor play areas, boasting learning spaces that have been designed with a focus on natural light and the need for children to enjoy open air space.
Kids Club Early Learning Centres CEO, Corie Stone, said: “We’re thrilled to be the childcare operator of choice for Mirvac in such an iconic site. Kids Club Early Learning Centres are well recognised in Sydney and Canberra for their Education for Life Program and for having some of the most creative play spaces in Australia. We’re proud to finally bring our Six-Star Early Education experience to Melbourne.”
Kids Club Early Learning Centres and Lander & Rodgers will add to the diversity of tenants at Olderfleet, and demonstrates the strong market success for the development.
Lander & Rogers is a leading independent Australian law firm with over 80 years of operating experience across seven key areas of practice. The firm will occupy Levels 12 to 15 of the advanced commercial building, which will include technology-enabled workplaces and sustainability features.
Lander & Rogers' Chief Executive Partner, Genevieve Collins, said: "Relocating our Melbourne office to Olderfleet marks an incredibly exciting time for the entire firm and forms a key part of our future-focussed journey. It will give us the opportunity to create our own contemporary environment, enabling us to work collaboratively while inspiring the creativity that will drive innovation in our client service delivery — giving both our people and clients an exceptional experience. Importantly, this new premises will also feature a number of excellent benefits to support the work-life balance of our people. These include an onsite childcare centre, extensive end-of-trip facilities and a wellness centre, reinforcing our firm's commitment to our people's health and wellbeing".
“Lander & Rogers, a prestigious professional services organisation, was drawn to the unique working environment, amenities and the enhanced experience that Olderfleet will deliver for workers. We are delighted to have them sign on as a tenant,” added Mr Lonetti.
Construction of Olderfleet is progressing as per program with completion of the building scheduled for 2020.
A range of facilities will be available at Olderfleet including a wellness centre, luxurious hotel-style end-of-trip facilities, and 410 car parking spaces with direct access to the childcare centre. Along Collins Street and Flinders Lane, on the ground floor of the building, flexible workspaces will be seamlessly integrated within a vibrant mixed-use precinct with a variety of food and beverage offerings.
Olderfleet is targeting a 5 Star Green Star rating, a 5 Star NABERS energy rating and a Platinum WELL Certification.