Sod turns for shed-shaped Merrifield office

The Merrifield office will be contain 4300 square metres.

QIC yesterday turned a sod to mark the start of construction of another all electric Melbourne office, this time at the Merrifield estate, in the north.

The shed-shaped workspace, with a prominent twin gable roof, will contain 4300 square metres of A-grade area over four floors.

To be known as 21 Cityside Circuit, the building – plus a swim school – forms the second stage of the estate’s 165 hectare commercial precinct – the Merrifield City Centre.

The first phase, next door, was a Coles anchored shopping centre with a food court, medical centre and dentist.

A gym is also planned.

The all electric office is expected to open next year.

The developers are now offering it for lease as a whole or in parts.

“After the pandemic, many people are taking advantage of the flexibility to work from home a few times a week, which is why there will be options to adopt a more traditional or hybrid floorplan,” Colliers’ John Howell, who is leasing the office with Kevin Tutty, said (story continues below).

The Cityside Circuit building aims to be all electric.


Considered Melbourne’s largest master-planned mixed use community, Merrifield is being delivered by Gibson Property Corporation and MAB, with QIC a joint venture partner for the Merrifield City Centre.

The second stage of Merrifield City Centre is an office and swim school.

Covering 900ha in Mickleham, either side of Donnybrook Road, between Old Sydney and the Hume Freeway, the project also includes residential and an industrial estate with occupiers including Ford, DHL and Dulux; Dulux and Fife Capital are amongst the landlords.

The now redundant Mickleham Post Entry Quarantine Facility was also recently completed just outside the Merrifield boundary.

Mickleham is 29 kilometres from town.

Earlier this year, QIC started constructing an all electric office at 5 Bond Street, opposite Eastland, in Ringwood.

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