“We recognise the way we work has been changed forever by the pandemic,” he mentioned in remarks ready for the beginning of building work on the Collins Street website.
“As Melbourne emerges from the COVID-19 pandemic, we are looking forward to gradually returning to an office-centric culture as our baseline.
“We believe it enables us to invent, collaborate and learn together most effectively.”
Charter Hall, led by managing director David Harrison, secured the 15,000sq m pre-commitment from Amazon late last year as Melbourne emerged from its lengthy second lockdown.
It was sufficient for Charter Hall to start constructing the primary $750 million tower on a large site it has amalgamated. The first 48,000sq m tower will finally be adopted by a second 32,000sq m tower. Also engaged on the venture are Cox Architecture, international design apply Gensler and Lendlease Constructions.
Charter Hall’s chief government for workplace, Carmel Hourigan, took up the theme, urging authorities and enterprise leaders “to show leadership and bring their staff back into offices” in her remarks to the gathering.
“Clearly there are some benefits to home-based office work, however, to maintain productivity, collaboration and learning, and to preserve the corporate culture, it is critical employees return to the office for the majority of their working week,” she mentioned.
“Australia is now in the position to write the play book for CBD revival, given we are among the first in the world to emerge from the pandemic”.