Mixed-use development 700 Bourke Street has become the gateway to the Docklands, heralding the precinct as an up-and-coming corporate hub of Melbourne.
It is one of the two proposed office buildings forming part of the development known as ‘Bourke Junction’ at the corner of Bourke Street and Wurindjeri Way, adjacent to Southern Cross Station and Etihad Stadium.
700 Bourke Street is a 16-level commercial building that includes retail facilities, two podium levels incorporating car park, plant rooms, bicycle parking and a fitout for the National Australia Bank (NAB).
The concourse opens to the community features, which includes retail facilities, an auditorium, NAB branch and cafe. Above this, on levels four to fourteen, are childcare facilities and NAB office space. Rooftop plant rooms and a garden terrace offer a green contrast to the urban setting, while a continuous atrium between levels two and fourteen allows natural light to permeate the design.
Environmental sustainability and accessibility for the local community are key elements of the building design, with a 6 star green star rating achieved for design. Among the environmentally sustainable features are an energy efficient facade, high performance solar glazing, a percentage of ‘small car’ car parks and a black water treatment plant.