Rodd & Gunn choose CBD for HQ

Rodd & Gunn will relocate its national headquarters to Melbourne’s historic Manchester House.

The high end clothing and accessories retailer has signed a five year for the 590 square metre space – level two, 234 Flinders Lane.

Annual rent is speculated to be $500 per sqm.

The fashion house is presently based at 540 High Street, Prahran.

Manchester House

Developed in 1911 for Adelaide textiles group G&R Wills & Company, Manchester House is now configured with retail, offices and apartments.

Levels two and three were purchased by the Melbourne Theosophical Society in late 2018.

At the time, the space had just been vacated by Chisholm Institute (story continues below).

Rodd & Gunn has signed a five year lease for this Flinders Lane space.

Both storeys have a flash fit out highlighting the warehouse roots – with red brick walls, concrete floors and exposed ceilings.

Fitzroys’ Rob Harrington and Stephen Land secured Rodd & Gunn, which turns 75 this year.

“This part of Flinders Lane has become an established area for a variety of occupiers including those in the tech, higher education and creative sectors, with tenants often seeking premises specifically between the junctions of Swanston and Queen streets,” they said.

Also this quarter, Apprentices Victoria leased 2700 sqm at the nearby ex-National Australia Bank headquarters, at 271 Collins St (a building which incorporates 278 Flinders Ln).

Melbourne Theosophical Society’s former base – a c1923 building at 124 Russell St – is presently being demolished for a hotel.

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Marc Pallisco

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