ASX-listed Charter Hall has secured Allianz Australia as a new tenant at its 555 Collins Street office precinct in Melbourne.
Allianz Australia has committed to relocating its Melbourne headquarters there from December 2023 on a 10-year lease.
The property is part of a new $1.5 billion twin-tower office precinct in Melbourne’s CBD, offering 84,000 sqm of premium grade office space and more than 2,300 sqm of retail across both towers.
Allianz will occupy levels 24 to 28, with 6,500 sqm of office space across large 1,250 sqm floor plates.
“We’re excited to be moving into the skyrise floors of 555 Collins Street late next year,” said Richard Feledy, Managing Director, Allianz Australia.
“The strong sustainability credentials of the building, along with the focus on collaborative, tech- powered workspaces, align perfectly with Allianz’s values and preferred ways of working.”
The property is co-owned by the Charter Hall Prime Office Fund and Singaporean sovereign wealth fund GIC.
The property is targeting 6 Star Green Star, 5.5 Star NABERS Energy and Platinum WELL certifications.
Lendlease is constructing the property under a carbon neutral framework and it will be certified carbon neutral in operations.
It achieved topping out in October last year and is due for completion in June 2023.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome Allianz Australia to join Amazon, Aware Super and Connective to 555 Collins Street – where performance, collaboration and well-being is the focus of this tech-enabled, pre-eminent workplace,” Charter Hall Office CEO Carmel Hourigan said.
“With the customer experience at its core, 555 Collins Street is designed to create a workplace experience like no other – all within one of the most sustainable office buildings Melbourne has to offer.”
Charter Hall Prime Office Fund Manager Matthew Brown said the property reflected the value they placed in Victoria, as a genuinely exciting place in which to invest, create jobs, strengthen the economy and connect with the local community.
“Being both the developer and owner allows us the unique opportunity to closely engage with our tenant customers on a regular basis to understand their evolving needs and expectations,” Brown said.