Flybuys – a national loyalty program owned and operated by Wesfarmers – has leased 1789 square metres of refurbished commercial space in the distinctive Mail Exchange building in Bourke Street, at the western edge of the Melbourne CBD.
Marketed as Australia’s best creative office, the ground floor area includes five metre ceilings with exposed beams.
The fit out also includes restored wooden window-frames, cabinetry and architraves.
This tenancy offered the option to take on reserved basement car parks.
Savills Philip Cullity was the leasing agent.
Opposite Southern Cross train station at the north east corner of Spencer Street, the Mail Exchange building at 696 Bourke Street includes sophisticated end-of-trip facilities for occupants.
In 2016, Hub Australia – the country’s largest locally owned co-work space provider – trebled its occupancy in the building to 3900 sqm, when it also committed to a 10-year lease.
Hub Australia moved into 696 Bourke Street in 2011.
The offices of Wesfarmers subsidiaries are scattered across Melbourne’s suburbs.
In Richmond, a new 13,000 Bunnings headquarters is being built – which will see the hardware retailer relocate from Hawthorn East.
Coles tenants another office, too, in nearby in Tooronga Road, Glen Iris.
Target staff were recently moved into a new rented office in Williams Landing, in Melbourne’s west.
In January we reported that Wesfarmers sold the North Geelong office which Target owner-occupied for 40-years, banking 10.6 million.