Colliers International fields surge of demand for two landmark new commercial projects
Geelong businesses are clamouring to secure space within the city’s landmark new commercial development at 1 Malop Street with leasing agents fielding an influx of enquiry.
Colliers International’s Edward Knowles, who is facilitating the leasing of the new Quintessential-developed 1 Malop Street with MP Burke Commercial’s Pat Burke, said local companies were jumping at the chance to join WorkSafe in the groundbreaking new building.
Above: 1 Malop Street, Geelong (artist impression)
“The remaining office floor of circa 1,200sq m is on Level 3 and will soon be the new home to Geelong’s savviest business to also benefit from offering their staff a workplace within a 6 star Green Star building,” Mr Knowles said.
“Quintessential and WorkSafe have a strong vision for this building – it will be a best in class, market-leading commercial development designed to give its occupants the best workplace in Geelong.
“We are being inundated by businesses who are keen to secure space within what will be the best office building in the region."
Colliers International has also been appointed as part of the Quintessential team shortlisted to develop the new NDIA and DHS headquarters at 44 Ryrie Street, Geelong. The building, aptly named Inspire, is designed to be a standalone facility for both of these tenants. Mr Knowles was also fielding enquiry from other tenants eager to call this new project home.
“We are talking to a range of tenants, including small to large businesses, who are excited to be part of a these buildings, the likes of which have not been seen in Geelong for a long time – if ever,” he said.
“NDIA and DHS’ premises will be uniquely designed to offer a worldclass workplace for people with varying levels of disability. It also includes the provision of a sports and recreation court and a unique rooftop environment all designed to enhance the daily lives of its occupants.
“The strength of tenant demand for these two landmark buildings is putting significant pressure on the smaller spaces available. It will be a hotly contested leasing process.”
Above: 44 Ryrie Street, Geelong (artist impression)