Developer Hengyi is looking for retail occupiers to fill “the missing link” of its new Swanston Central apartment skyscraper, at the top of town.
About 2000 square metres of space is available for rent, configured as:
- 1400 sqm within the bluestone former Carlton & United Breweries administration building at the corner of Victoria and Bouverie streets;
- Victoria Balcony – a purpose built restaurant space of 250 sqm, with a further 100 sqm of terracing, and
- Swanston Lane, which contains 350 sqm of area.
All spaces will overlook a new market square.
It’s “only going to get busier and better” the broker added, with retail activation at Swanston Central.
Mr Ainsworth is marketing Swanston Central, at 160 Victoria Street, Carlton, with colleague Jason Orenbuch.
Several major developments are underway or mooted in the area.
Amongst them is a build-to-rent apartment tower Mirvac acquired from PDG for $333.5 million on a fund-through basis – as we reported in June.
Hengyi is seeking food and beverage operators, convenience stores and service businesses, to occupy the lower levels of its building.
A microbrewery, or some other destination retail, could also be considered.
Elenberg Fraser director Callum Fraser said Swanston Central is built on a strategic site that terminates the vista at Swanston Street, “completing the ceremonial access of Melbourne” from the Shrine at the other end.
In March we reported, exclusively, that Hengyi paid the Victorian government $17.5 million for a 3.4 hectare former hospital at 33 Jacksons Road, on the Mt Eliza waterfront (pictured, right).