CBUS to Build New NAB Office at Docklands

DEVELOPER CBus Property has secured the National Australia Bank as tenant for an as-yet-undeveloped office in Docklands.

The 61,000 square metre, 15-level tower is set to be developed at 700 Bourke Street, and near National Australia Bank’s world headquarters, on Victoria Harbour (at 800 Bourke Street) which it first committed to a decade ago.

The new building will also include a child care centre, and retail, according to a CBUS media release, and published on the Melbourne Docklands website.

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Marsh Mercer Reportedly Moving to Melbourne’s Docklands

ONE of the year’s biggest inner-city office lease deals is believed to be taking place in Docklands.

Its understood financial services giant Marsh Mercer will relocate from two CBD offices, at 555 Lonsdale Street, and 11 Exhibition Street, and move to a 23,000 square metre high-end office, in a pocket of Docklands controlled by the Kuok Group and Walker Corporation.

Marsh Mercer would be the latest in a string of financial services giants to relocate to Melbourne’s waterfront. ANZ and National Australia Bank are the two biggest tenants in the area.

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Financial Ombudsman, AIG, Speculated to be Moving to 717 Bourke Street

VICTORIA’s Financial Ombudsman is relocating to a new $300 million office where it can keep an eye on the country’s biggest financiers.
The government arm will follow the ANZ, Bendigo Bank and National Australia Bank from the CBD to Docklands, leasing about 4,000 square metres of space at the unique 717 Bourke Street building, overlooking Etihad Stadium.
Sources say the Ombudsman will join insurer Chartis, the new name for AIG, which is believed to have taken about 6,000 square metres at the 37,000 square metre office, due for completion mid next year. Chartis will relocate from a St Kilda Road building it owns, sources say.

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