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Development site 1000 La Trobe Street in Digital Harbour has arrived back where it started – as a commercial office proposal.

The proposed 21 level building directly opposite Etihad Stadium on an ‘in-fill’ site between the Australian Customs headquarters at 1010 La Trobe Street and the new Melbourne Water headquarters at 990 La Trobe Street has a current planning permit for an office building with a net lettable area (NLA) of approximately 33,000sqm.

Image source: Digital Harbour

The site in Digital Harbour received a planning permit from Matthew Guy in 2013 for a 21-storey office tower. In 2016, attempts were made to re-position the offering as a 28-storey apartment tower, however Poly Australia has since bought the site last year, and appear to have dusted off the 2013 commercial development permit, stating its intent to develop a 21-storey A-grade office tower.

Image source: Digital Harbour

“1000 La Trobe Street will be Poly Australia’s first commercial building in Victoria,” Poly Victoria executive director Steve Wang said. “As such as intend to ensure that it will become one of Docklands’ most impressive building, both visually and environmentally. Overlooking the Yarra River and the city skyline, we look forward to developing a world-class building that everyone within the Melbourne business district can be proud of.”

Image source: Digital Harbour

Features of the commercial building will include:
  • 1,135sqm of retail/commercial space at ground and lower ground levels.
  • Parking for 460 vehicles and 27 motorcycles over 5 parking levels.
  • 169 bicycle spaces with change rooms, lockers and toilets.
  • Large floor plates of approximately 2,350sqm NLA.
  • 4 low rise and 6 high rise destination control lifts.
  • A dedicated goods lift accessing all levels of the building.
  • 2 dedicated carpark lifts accessing ground level lobby only and security control.
  • A large ground level lobby with provision for multiple tenancies.
  • North facing external terrace off dedicated cafe/restaurant spaces.

In December, Development Victoria granted the developer a two-year permit extension to start the project, which is expected later this year.