Amazon HQ will be the anchor tenant for a new cutting-edge commercial office development in Melbourne’s CBD.

The $1.5 billion project at 555 Collins St will consist of two towers, offering a total of 84,000sqm of premium grade office space and over 2,300sqm of retail.

As the site of Amazon’s corporate headquarters, the building will feature world-leading tech-enabled environments and health and wellness facilities.

Comprising 48,000sqm, the first tower is expected to create more than 1,500 jobs during construction and accommodate about 4,500 workers once built.

Managing director Amazon Web Services Adam Beavis said the company was excited to be part of the reinvigoration of Melbourne CBD, by strengthening its local presence in the Victorian economy.

Amazon HQ will be at the 555 Collins Street building, pictured

Amazon HQ will be at the 555 Collins Street building, pictured

“Melbourne has a rich community of innovators, and we are looking forward to bringing Amazon’s growing local workforce to 555 Collins Street so we can continue to invent and innovate on behalf of customers across our Amazon and AWS businesses in Australia,” he said.

“555 Collins comes with a six Star Green rating and is constructed under a carbon neutral framework, which will contribute to helping us reach our goal of net zero carbon emissions by 2040,” Mr Beavis said.

The 555 Collins St project is the result of a collaboration between fund manager Charter Hall as the owner and developer, Cox Architecture, global design practice Gensler, and Lendlease Constructions.

It secured planning approval from the Victorian Government under its Building Recovery Taskforce in May 2020, which was established to identify and accelerate shovel-ready priority projects that will deliver short and long-term jobs and kickstart Victoria’s economy.

Amazon HQ follows the company’s commitment to develop a second fulfilment centre in Victoria to serve its retail customers and to develop a new AWS cloud infrastructure region.

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