The building at 833 Collins Street, which is expected to reach practical completion in September, will be known as ANZ Centre. It will also serve as ANZ’s registered office.
From October, ANZ staff will begin moving into ANZ Centre and by January 2010, ANZ expects the building to house 6500 staff.
“In ANZ Centre, we have achieved two aims – the building is cost effective and it creates a great work environment for our people which supports engagement and productivity,’’ said ANZ Group General Manager Property Ms Jane Hamilton.
‘’We didn’t want a building that offended no one, but that nobody loved. ANZ Centre has quiet spaces, communal spaces and most importantly work spaces to suit a variety of tastes and work styles.
“When ANZ Centre is completed, the Bank will be able to reduce the number of commercial properties it holds in Melbourne from 13 to eight.
‘’In addition, ANZ Centre has strong sustainability credentials, with black water recycling, rainwater harvesting, solar panels, wind turbines and an air-conditioning system that uses cool water from the Yarra River to reduce energy consumption. The building includes 500 bike racks and staff changing facilities,” Ms Hamilton said.
On completion, ANZ Centre will be Australia’s largest single-tenanted office building. It has 10 office floors, plus an upper ground floor that will be open to the public.
ANZ Centre was designed by Lend Lease design and HASSELL. Bovis Lend Lease is the project manager and builder. Jones Lang LaSalle will be responsible for ongoing building operations and facilities management.
At the peak of construction, Bovis Lend Lease will employ about 1000 subcontractors onsite, as well as about 70 of their own employees.
ANZ’s building at 100 Queen Street is expected to house its Institutional Division and Private Bank.