Mirvac kicks off its $27 million Melbourne office transformation

380 St Kilda Road exterior corner view.

Woolworths and Work Club Global have signed on for Mirvac’s $27 million office transformation at 380 St Kilda Road in Melbourne, Victoria.

Mirvac has commenced works on its office building, with plans to upgrade the external façade and reconfigure the ground plane to enhance connectivity with the adjacent parklands.

As part of the refurbishment, Woolworths will open a new Woolworths Metro within the lower ground floor and Work Club Global will bring their offering to level 14. Work Club Global’s plans include new meeting rooms and retail and function spaces to the revitalised ground floor. The refurbishment is due for completion in early 2024.

Mirvac’s General Manager, Office, Andrew Butler said, “The redevelopment of 380 St Kilda Road will deliver a new era of workplace to this area of Melbourne, and we are pleased to be growing our partnerships with both Woolworths and Work Club Global to deliver a vibrant new retail and hospitality offering, across from the city’s beautiful Royal Botanic Garden.”

“Work Club Global has achieved great success at Olderfleet at 477 Collins Street, delivering world-class spaces alongside dining and entertainment venues that have attracted workers and visitors back into the city.”

Woolworths Metro Director Justin Nolan said the company is excited to be launching a new Woolworths Metro shopping experience in 2024 for their St Kilda customers, in addition to the Metro already operating in St Kilda West.

“The new Metro will be tailored to local needs where they can enjoy a wider range of fresh food, convenient meal options, cooking essentials, as well as an easier, faster checkout experience,” said Nolan.

“We can’t wait to welcome the St Kilda community into our new store and introduce them to a brilliantly easy, local and fresh offer.”

Located at the nexus of Park Street, Wells Street, and St Kilda Road, the building is a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s arts precinct. It offers transport connections on key tram and bus lines and sits directly opposite the location of the planned new Anzac station, set to be delivered in 2025.

Work Club Founder and CEO Soren Trampedach said people are looking for more than a nice workspace. “They want an experience, a place to belong to, somewhere that supports their personal growth journey,” he said. “The same can be said for organisations who are adapting to rapid market changes and employee expectations.”

“At Work Club, we’ve learned while developing spaces across Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra that doing so with a people-first mindset helps to foster a heartbeat for the everyday experience of a community – places where serendipitous connections, conversations, stories and inspirations begin and grow through the contributions made by its members.

“We deliver a ‘human ecosystem’ that drives a value proposition centred around community, connection, belonging, networking, space enhancement, increased productivity and collaboration.”

These works further demonstrate Mirvac’s commitment through its This Changes Everything strategy, to be net positive water and carbon by 2030, with the company reaching its carbon target in 2021, putting it nine years ahead of schedule for Scope 1 and 2 emissions. The building’s 5.5 Star NABERS Energy and 5.5 Star NABERS Water ratings will be maintained with the building continuing to run on 100 per cent renewable energy, and new electric car and bike charging facilities to be installed.

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