Penguin Books Reportedly Moving to Docklands, Melbourne

PENGUIN Books is understood to be in advanced negotiations to lease new offices in Melbourne’s inner west.

Sources say the publisher, which is currently based at 250 Camberwell Road, near the Camberwell Junction, will lease around 8000 square metres at the Kuok-Walker controlled Goods Shed South, in Docklands.

It was just nine years ago the publisher leased 5000 square metres in Camberwell, an office building developed by Morry Schwartz’s Pan Urban on leasehold land owned by the St John’s Anglican Church.

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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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Billionaire Lang Walker Snares ATO as Docklands Tenant

Lang WalkerTHE Australian Taxation Office has pre-committed to an unbuilt 38,000 square metre office building in Melbourne’s waterfront Docklands precinct.

Billionaire Sydney-based developer Lang Walker will build the $250 million office, which will be substantially bigger than the ATO’s original 25,000 square metre requirement. The ATO also operates from offices at Casselden Place, expiring 2017, and La Trobe Street.

It’s hoped the ATO building will start a development boom within the Village Docklands precinct, and within the wider Docklands area.

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