High-rise in Australian city’s business district will be 180m tall

Wilkinson Eyre has submitted proposals for a 180m tall skyscraper in Melbourne’s central business district that the design team says will transform a swathe of the area.

The practice’s plans, created with Australian practice Architectus, will deliver 60,000sq m of new office space at 600 Collins Street, along with food and drink offerings, rooftop terraces and outdoor spaces, conferencing facilities and collaboration zones.

Designed for real estate firm Hines, the proposals incorporate what the project team described as “strong biophilic principals” and are targeting a minimum 6 Star Green Star rating by the Green Building Council of Australia, as well as a Platinum WELL Certification for the building’s shell and core.

Construction is expected to start next January.