The federal government has leased a 225 square metre office within the art deco Broadmeadows Town Hall, which reopened late last year following a $24 million refurbishment.
Landlord Hume City Council will receive a starting annual rent of about $95,000, but this could not be confirmed with Gray Johnson agent Rory White.
The three year agreement includes a three year (renewal) option and two car parks.
The government has leased the office for an MP.
Broadmeadows, a major activity centre in state planning circles for more than 20 years, is 16 kilometres north of the Melbourne CBD.
High quality, high profile office
Part of the council’s Community Services Hub precinct, Broadmeadows Town Hall at 10 Dimboola Road adjoins Broadmeadows Court and offices occupied by Medicare and VicRoads.
Hume’s Global Learning Centre is also in the vicinity.
Following the federal government lease, Mr White said 403 square metres of office space is available as are car parks.
He described the lettable area as high quality receiving natural light from three sides.
Broadmeadows Town Hall history
Opened in December 1964 – months after The Beatles toured Australia – Broadmeadows Town Hall was described by the ALP’s Arthur Calwell, then-federal Opposition Leader, as “a magnificent hall that has no equal in Melbourne”.
In 1975 AC/DC performed there but it was predominantly used by locals for cocktail parties, concerts, school dances and debutantes and weddings.
Following the recent refurbishment – which saw its red bricks and floor to ceiling windows restored by hand – the premises reopened as a community space, albeit with a much more prestigious fit-out.
Council also markets the facility as a corporate event venue.
Revered chef Peter Rowland caters for the hospitality space which can accommodate up to 800 guests.
Parts of Broadmeadows Town Hall are fit out as a gallery and co-work office.
The building abuts a large car park, opposite Broadmeadows train station.